Press release from the City of Las Cruces
Las Cruces-based Electronic Caregiver has received $ 235,000 through the New Mexico Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) to support plans to expand and create 120 new jobs.
The Department of Economic Development of New Mexico, the Department of Economic Development of the City of Las Cruces, and the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA) partnered with Electronic Caregiver to drive expansion. Funding was approved by the state’s JTIP board.
The company will receive $ 135,000 in WagePlus funding from the City of Las Cruces and $ 100,000 in El Paso Electric funding through MVEDA. The expansion for Electronic Caregiver, 506 S. Main St., Suite 1000 would almost double the number of employees in the company. The company currently has 150 full-time employees, according to its website.
“We are very excited to see what this expansion means for the community,” said Assistant City Manager Ikani Taumoepeau. The city is committed to the prosperity of economic development and cannot wait to have 120 more skilled jobs in Las Cruces. We are not only happy about the growth of a local company, but also look forward to the joint effort with our partners to support this project financially. “
The JTIP of the state of New Mexico can reimburse companies for part of the training costs for above-average wage positions. WagePlus is a complement to the country’s JTIP program.
WagePlus rewards companies for hiring and paying more than the median wage. The program provides reimbursement of $ 1,500 per job to qualified companies hiring and training new employees for jobs that pay at least 10 percent more than the average wage in Doña Ana County.
To qualify to participate in WagePlus, a company must manufacture a product, export non-retail services from New Mexico, or meet government green industry standards. The company must also successfully complete the job incentive training program.
The New Mexico Economic Development Fund was established by El Paso Electric in connection with the sale of the Utility to Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) to provide $ 1 million per year to support private businesses, projects, and organizations that have a measurable difference in achieving economic growth and development, expanding and diversifying the tax base, creating new quality jobs, and increasing the economic base in the El Paso Electric service area of New Mexico. The fund is managed by MVEDA and the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico.
Electronic Caregiver was founded in 2009 and is focused on developing and participating in research efforts that support improved outcomes across the health continuum. A key goal for Electronic Caregiver is to improve the way care and support is provided and managed for patients – from children to adults, and especially an underserved and rapidly growing aging population.