Week of: January 20, 2020
Did your Business have State Tax Liability Last Year?  
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

If your answer is yes… consider participating in JARI’s Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program (NAP) offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The program gives businesses with state tax liability the option to make a donation to the JARI Workforce Program and receive a 55 percent tax credit in exchange for the donation.  

The funding will enable JARI to continue to offer customized training programs for unemployed and underemployed local residents. Over the past five years, JARI provided short term training programs that resulted in employment for 160 individuals. 
 
Please help keep the momentum going by using your tax dollars to invest in our community. If you would like more information on the NAP program or want to make a donation, please contact Joette Watson at jwatson@jari.com or by phone at (814) 262-8372 or Debi Balog at dbalog@jari.com or by phone at (814) 262-8366.
Making the Most of Your Team
Michele Clapper
VP, Economic Development

On Tuesday, February 25th, Corey Christman of Vethos, LLC, will present Making the Most of Your Team . Attendees will learn about people strategies including what they are, why they are needed, and their connections to business strategies. Additional topics that will be covered include understanding the talent landscape, tips and tricks to attract and retain the best team members, limitations of the traditional resume/interview process, and why employees leave.

This Lunch & Learn will be held at JARI Center (160 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA) from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. The cost to register is $5 per person and lunch will be provided. Click here for registration details and form. Please register by February 24th. No shows on the day of the event will be billed.
JARI's Workforce Development Director and Entrepreneurial Coach Visit the EARN Program

Pictured above is our Workforce Development Director, Debi Balog, speaking to a group from the Cambria County Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) Program on Wednesday, January 15th. The program addresses the needs of welfare and low income individuals with serious barriers to gaining and maintaining employment by providing comprehensive case management, remediation, and education. Our Entrepreneurial Coach, Blake Fleegle, also attended to give an overview of JARI's entrepreneurial services. JARI continues to engage with the community to help connect residents to the excellent programs JARI provides. 
Creator Square Application Process Opens to Manufacturers and Makers

Creator Square, a program to bring small-batch manufacturers and makers to downtown Johnstown, will be welcoming its first artisans in Spring, 2020.

For a modest monthly fee, the Residency offers generous private studios, a variety of tools and resources including 3D printers, CNC routers, and other technologies within a shared artisan community building. You can view more information on the application process by clicking here .

For pictures of the construction process, you can view the photo gallery by clicking here .
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