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Employer Incentive Programs

As an employer you are eligible for a number of incentive programs for working with a former felon. Your business may qualify for tax credits, our clients are fully bondable at no cost to you, and there are new grants to help pay for on-the-job training. Additionally, many of our clients are WorkREADY! Certified, meaning they come ready with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to fulfil your candidacy requirements.

WOTC

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) provides tax relief to employers who hire full-time, part-time or temporary employees from specifically targeted groups that have employment barriers.

Read details below to learn more about WOTC.


  • WOTC reduces an employer’s cost of doing business, requires little paperwork, and applying for WOTC is simple.
  • WOTC can reduce an employer’s federal income tax liability by as much as $9,600 per employee hired.
  • There is no limit on the number of individuals an employer can hire to qualify to claim the tax credit.
  • Certain tax-exempt organizations can take advantage of WOTC by hiring eligible veterans and receiving a credit against the employer's share of Social Security taxes.
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Federal Bonding Program

The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) provides important support for justice-involved individuals and other challenged job seekers, helping them secure employment and stay employed. Learn about this and other strategies which help protect your assets and improve employment outcomes.

Read details below to learn more about FBP.


Are you in the process of growing your business and looking for employees who are dedicated, committed, and enthusiastic? How do bonded employees – at no cost to you – sound? Through your state and local workforce system, you can gain access to individuals who are ready and eager to go to work, and through the Federal Bonding Program – an initiative that provides $5000 worth of fidelity bond coverage for the first six months of employment for a select group of employees – you can meet your hiring requirements and protect your assets. Here’s how it works.

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WIF Program

Workforce Innovation Fund

The Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) in an on-the-job training program that provides reimbursement to employers who train new hires.

Eligible job seekers will have a team to support their career goals. The support is specific to the jobseeker's needs and goals but is an added benefit to ensure success on the job.

Read details below to learn more about FBP.


Up to $7,200 in training funds reimbursed to employers for each eligible new hire

Employers will be reimbursed 50% on new hires wages during training

OJT Participants receive training for up to 24 weeks

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