Week of: August 6, 2018
JARI will be the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
Invest Your Tax Dollars in Your Community
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

JARI is proposing to utilize tax credits to provide training programs for Machine Operators, CDL Drivers and Automotive Technicians for individuals residing in neighborhoods located in the City of Johnstown. Companies with state tax liability can make a donation to the JARI Workforce Program and receive 55% in tax credits through the state Neighborhood Assistance (NAP) Program. A company that participates who also has federal tax liability may spend only 23 to 29 cents on a dollar. Upon completion of the programs, participants will acquire the skills needed to obtain employment in the energy, manufacturing, distribution and construction industries.
Over the past 4 years, JARI has used tax credit donations to fund short-term training programs that placed 40 unemployed/underemployed workers into full time employment offering family sustaining wages with benefits. Please help keep the momentum going by considering a donation to the program in exchange for tax credits. Any business willing to contribute would need to provide JARI with a commitment letter by August 17, 2018. 
For more information about the program and the tax incentive guidelines , click the corresponding links. If you are interested in helping JARI provide educational opportunities for people in our community, please contact Joette Watson, CFO at 814.262.8372 or via email  jwatson@jari.com .
PTAC Announces HUBZone Webinar
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

The JARI Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) along with the SAP&DC, SEDA-COG, and IUP PTACs are presenting an informational webinar on Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Certification on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 starting at 9:00 AM.

The two hour webinar will cover the following:
  • What is a HUBZone
  • What does it mean for businesses
  • HUBZones in central PA
  • Review of application process
An additional hour will be included for any questions attendees may have.

Registration is open now. Click here to register. 

Please contact us for any of your government contracting assistance needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at jariptac@jari.com .  
August 9, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
JARI Center for Business Development
160 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA
Upcoming Events:

August 9

September 14
All Industry Partnership Meeting

September 17

October 2
16th Annual Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference

October 17

October 18
"Success Is Intentional" Youth Conference
Showcase for Commerce
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(814) 535-8675 | info@jari.com | www.jari.com