PHOENIX - For months, current representative and candidate for Arizona Governor Aaron Lieberman has been pushing for a program to help Arizona small businesses rehire and retain their workforces following the pandemic and impacts of the extreme weather, which pushed small businesses to the brink. This morning Lieberman's work paid off when Governor Ducey announced $5 million to launch the Back to Work Small Business Rehiring and Retention Program, which emphasizes helping Arizona businesses impacted by wildfires and flooding.
Representative Aaron Lieberman stated the following:
“Small businesses create jobs, support communities, and serve Arizonans’ needs. I’m thrilled to see the launch of the Small Business Rehiring and Retention Program and look forward to all it will do to foster small business growth and help Arizona workers. I am so pleased to have been able to work with Governor Ducey and his team to make this program a reality.”
The Small Business Rehiring and Retention Program is designed to assist small, locally owned or operated businesses hire and retain employees. It will offer up to $10,000 in expenditures for employee hiring and signing bonuses as well as relocation bonuses for employees that are moving to take an open position and employee retention bonuses.
Rep. Aaron Lieberman is a state representative for Legislative District 28, a social entrepreneur, and a candidate for Arizona Governor. After seeing first-hand the effectiveness and success of early childhood intervention programs, Aaron launched Jumpstart, a national nonprofit to ensure all children had the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed. To date, more than 50,000 college students have served, working with more than 100,000 children and earning over $200 million in scholarships through AmeriCorps. Later, he founded Acelero Learning to close the achievement gap for Head Start children. Impacting over 40,000 kids every day, children enrolled in Acelero’s programs make gains at nearly three times the national average. Aaron was born and raised in Arizona. He and his wife live in Phoenix, where they’re raising their two sons. Aaron’s daughter is studying history at Yale, his alma mater.