New Mexico has one of the most generous training incentive programs in the country. The Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) funds classroom and on-the-job training for newly-created jobs in expanding or relocating businesses for up to 6 months.
The program reimburses 50-75% of employee wages. Custom training at a New Mexico public educational institution may also be reimbursed.
The New Mexico State Legislature created JTIP, formerly known as the Industrial Development Training Program, or “in plant training,” in 1972. Since then, JTIP has supported the creation of more than 44,000 jobs for New Mexicans in nearly 1,400 businesses across the state.
Eligibility for JTIP funds depends on the company’s business, the role of the newly-created jobs in that business, and the trainees themselves. Please read through the eligibility guidelines (see Policy and Procedures below) and then fill out the Eligibility Questionnaire to begin the JTIP application process. A member of JTIP staff will contact you to determine your company’s eligibility and discuss the program in detail.
Businesses eligible for consideration include:
The company must be financially sound and must be creating new jobs as a result of expansion or relocation to the state of New Mexico.
Businesses in certain industries are not eligible. Some examples are agriculture, construction, extractive industries, gambling, health care and retail.
Jobs eligible for funding through JTIP must be:
To be eligible for funding under JTIP, trainees must:
JTIP funds 3 types of training:
The following are eligible for reimbursement:
Expenses are reimbursed after training is completed.
For more information on JTIP, contact the New Mexico Economic Development Department.
Patrick Gannon, JTIP Marketing Coordinator
Sara Gutiérrez, JTIP Program Manager
In its ongoing effort to ensure JTIP’s effectiveness in the creation of new jobs for New Mexicans in expanding businesses, the JTIP board is initiating its annual policy amendment process wherein existing policy is reviewed and amendments are considered. Economic Developers and other partners, as well as JTIP companies, and the public, are asked to contribute their ideas about how policy might be amended to better serve our New Mexico companies. Proposed policy amendments will be presented and discussed at the public policy hearing in May where further public comment will be invited. The date and location of the public hearing will be posted in the next few weeks.
The proposed policy amendments will be posted on the NM EDD website and published in the April 11 issue of the New Mexico Register for 30 days. Additional public feedback will be requested at that time. The board will decide on which items they will take action at the annual board retreat following the public hearing. They will adopt the changes at the June board meeting to become effective for FY18 on July 1, 2017.
Please email your proposed policy amendments to Sara Gutiérrez (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 3, 2017. Click on the link below to get a current policy manual for your reference.