Even the state of New Hampshire is having trouble hiring staff, and is offering two incentives to current workers and new hires.

One incentive is a referral program that benefits a worker who recommends a new hire who begins before June 30, 2023, and stays on the job for at least three months, according to a release from Gov. Chris Sununu. Each individual would receive $1,000 for a full-time position and $500 for a part-time position.

The second program acts as an incentive for current state workers who provide direct care or work in institutional settings that provide direct medical or mental health care and/or work in a state-run institutional setting, such as a hospital, prison, or retention/treatment facility.

If they remain on the job through Nov. 17, 2022, full-time workers will receive a $2,000 bonus and part-time workers a $500 bonus.

“Public service is amazingly rewarding, but it is not immune from the workforce shortages that exist in virtually every sector of our economy,” Sununu said. “These programs offer financial incentive to those providing critical care while at the same time, entice employees system wide to help recruit qualified, motivated individuals to join us in state service. A win-win.”

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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