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Job Training Incentive Program

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.

Annual Public Meeting

New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) has provided support to the state economy and expanding New Mexico businesses for nearly 45 years.  The program’s success is due, in part, to careful adaptation to changes in the New Mexico business climate.  The JTIP board reviews program policy annually to ensure the program’s effectiveness in creating new jobs for New Mexicans and in helping local businesses expand.

You are invited to attend the public hearing regarding the proposed policy amendments as follows:

Date:         Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time:        9:00 a.m.
Location:  CNM Workforce Training Center
                 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE
                 Albuquerque, NM

Interested individuals may testify at the public hearing or submit written comments to Sara Gutiérrez, JTIP Program Manager, New Mexico Economic Development Department,, or PO Box 20003, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-5003. Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, May 5, 2017, and may include additional recommendations for policy amendments.

Click here to download a summary of proposed policy amendments for FY18.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the FY17 Policy and Procedure Manual for you reference.

Who Qualifies

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.

Company Eligibility

Businesses eligible for consideration include:

  • Companies that manufacture or produce a product in New Mexico
  • Non-retail service companies that export a substantial percentage of services out of state (50% or more of revenues and/or customer base). Customer support centers and product testing laboratories are 2 examples of businesses that have qualified in this category
  • Certain green industries

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.

Job Eligibility

Jobs eligible for funding through JTIP must be:

  • Full time (minimum of 32 hours per week)
  • Year-round
  • Directly related to the creation of the product or delivery of the service. (1 in 5 positions applied for may be outside product/service creation). Typical examples include marketing, sales, and general administration
  • Manufacturing examples: production worker, electronic equipment assembler, first line supervisor, industrial engineering technician, R&D scientists, and engineers
  • Service examples: customer service representative, environmental engineering technician, executive recruiter
  • Trainees must be guaranteed full-time employment upon successful completion of the training program
  • Intern positions are eligible

Trainee Eligibility

To be eligible for funding under JTIP, trainees must:

  • Be new hires to the company
  • Have been residents of the state of New Mexico for at least 1 year at any time prior to employment
  • Not have left high school in the 3 months prior to employment, unless they have graduated or completed a GED

Reimbursable Training Costs

JTIP funds 3 types of training:

  • Custom classroom training at a public educational institution
  • Structured on-the-job training (OJT)
  • A combination of classroom training and OJT

The following are eligible for reimbursement:

  • A portion of trainee wages (50-75% depending on location) for up to 6 months
    • Jobs with entry wages that align with the High Wage Job Tax Credit are eligible for an additional 5% reimbursement
    • Companies that utilize the WorkKeys® assessment tools as part of their hiring process, hire trainees who have graduated within the past twelve months from a NM institution of higher education or who are U.S. Veterans may be eligible for an additional 5% reimbursement above the standard rates.
  • Cost of custom classroom training at a public educational institution

Expenses are reimbursed after training is completed.

For more information on JTIP, contact the New Mexico Economic Development Department.

Patrick Gannon, JTIP Marketing Coordinator
(505) 827-2162

Sara Gutiérrez, JTIP Program Manager
(505) 827-0249

Download our Brochure
FY17 Policy and Procedures Manual                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Download a Summary of Policy Amendments for FY17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JTIP Board Members

JTIP Monthly Board Meeting

Friday, April 14, 2017
9 AM to Noon

Central New Mexico
Community College
Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE
NW Corner of I-25 & Alameda

To inquire, please call 827.0249.
For additional information, including a meeting agenda, please contact Sara Gutierrez at 505.827.0249.  If you are disabled and require assistance, auxiliary aids and services, and/or alternate formats in order to further your participation, please contact 505.827.0300.