Vermont Chamber Supporting Bill to Expand Workforce

The Vermont Chamber testified in the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development on S.62, legislation intended to expand Vermont’s workforce, attract new residents to the state, and provide support to employers who are unable to fill positions from among candidates who are already located in Vermont.

The legislation specifically authorizes the Agency of Commerce and Community Development to award relocation grants for qualifying expenses of up to $5,000 for base grants and enhanced grants of up to $7,500 for relocating employees who become residents in certain labor areas. During testimony, the Vermont Chamber highlighted the workforce shortage crisis facing nearly every sector and emphasized the need for the Legislature to continue working to enact programs to recruit new workers to Vermont. Please contact Vermont Chamber Government Affairs Director Charles Martin with questions.