NM Job Training Incentive

Category: State Incentives

  • 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 65-75% of new employee wages (in Eddy County) for first six months of employment. Custom training at a New Mexico public educational institution may also be covered.
  • 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 43,000 jobs for New Mexicans in nearly 1,300 businesses across the state.
  • 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
      • Business eligible for consideration include:
        • Companies that manufacture or produce a product in New Mexico
          • Manufacturing examples: production worker, electronic equipment assembler, first line supervisor, industrial engineering technician, R&D scientists, and engineers
        • 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 Service examples: customer service representative, environmental engineering technician, executive recruiter
        • 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
    • 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 (up to 75% of wages!) 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
    • Cost of custom classroom training at public educational institution
    • A portion of travel expenses related to training
    • Expenses are reimbursed after training is completed.


Patrick Gannon
JTIP Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (505) 827-2162