Do I have to hire the new employees within a certain time period?

YES. A business must create permanent full-time net new jobs under the following conditions: must increase existing nationwide workforce by 10% (a minimum average of 1 permanent net new job) within the first 12 months of the contract effective date; or create an average of 5 jobs within the first 24 months of the contract effective date.

*** 50% of all permanent net new jobs must meet one of the four Certification Requirements. ***