Hiring and Training Incentives
On the Job Training (OJT) Incentives
Through our on-the-job training (OJT) incentives, businesses can train workers for available positions and receive reimbursement for training expenses. These programs provide jobseekers employment and training opportunities and employers qualified workers for their businesses.Learn more about on-the-job training incentives
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, businesses can save up to $4,800 the first year by hiring workers who traditionally face significant hurdles to employment.Read more about the WOTC
Connecting Jobseekers with Disabilities to Employment
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) provides counseling, restorative services, and training for jobseekers with disabilities, helping them achieve employment consistent with their strengths, abilities, capabilities, needs and priorities. DVRS also advises employers on how to adapt the worksite's physical environment or add equipment that will allow an individual to do work tasks more independently, effectively, and safely.
Federal Bonding Information for Businesses
Perhaps an otherwise great candidate for a job opening has a low credit score, limited work history, another risk factor in his or her background. Federal Bonding gives you the security you need to hire that candidate with confidence.Read more about federal bonding
The Federal Bonding program protects businesses when hiring individuals with certain risk factors.
Foreign Labor Certification
The foreign labor certification program permits US employers to hire foreign workers on a temporary or permanent basis to fill jobs essential to the US economy, including agricultural (H-2A) and non-agricultural (H-2B) jobs. Certification may be obtained in cases where it can be demonstrated that there are insufficient qualified US workers available and willing to perform the work at wages that meet or exceed the prevailing wage paid for that occupation in the area of intended employment.Learn more about the certification process
Incentives for Hiring WorkFirst New Jersey Participants
Incentives such as wage and apprenticeship subsidies and tax credits are available if you hire WorkFirst New Jersey participants. WorkFirst New Jersey participants are individuals and families who receive public assistance such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance (GA), or Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (NJ SNAP, formerly Food Stamps).Read more about WFNJ incentives