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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).

What are the incentives?

On-the-job training (OJT) wage subsidy You will receive up to half of your new employees' gross wages for up to 26 weeks to help defray the costs of their employment training.
Tax credits You may be eligible for a Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), saving up to $4,800 the first year when you hire workers who traditionally face significant barriers to employment.
Registered apprenticeship subsidy You may use this program to help fund the first six months of an apprenticeship program for qualified participants.

How can I find qualified participants looking for work?

  1. You provide us with your job specifications.
  2. Our employment specialists prescreen qualified candidates.
  3. You interview and select the right candidate for your position.

How can I learn more about these incentives?

Please contact your local OJT Contract Writer for additional information.

County OJT Contract Writer Office
Atlantic Robert Brown

732-240-5995

Ext. 244 (Toms River)

 

732-775-1566

Ext. 116 (Neptune)

 

732-683-8850

Ext. 4811 (Eatontown)

 

609-813-3920

(Pleasantville)

 

Bergen Ruth Rodriguez 201-329-9600 Ext. 5663
Burlington Antony Laudicina 609-230-1420
Camden Ida Stewart 856-614-3164
Cape May Shawn Solivan 856-351-2217
Cumberland Ida Stewart 856-696-6600 Ext. 3128
Essex Shakirah Plumb 973-395-3240
Gloucester Ida Stewart 856-614-3164 (Camden)
856-696-6600 Ext. 3128 (Cumberland) 
Hudson Teresa Marin 201-795-8873
Hunterdon Ronnie Langston 908-704-3000 
Mercer Antony Laudicina  609-230-1420 
Middlesex Silvia Saa 732-418-3361 (NB)
732-293-4950 (PA) 
Monmouth Robert Brown 

732-240-5995

Ext. 244 (Toms River)

 

732-775-1566

Ext. 116 (Neptune)

 

732-683-8850

Ext. 4811 (Eatontown)

 
Morris Viviana Mastrobuoni 973-631-5145
Ocean Robert Brown

732-240-5995

Ext. 244 (Toms River)

 

732-775-1566

Ext. 116 (Neptune)

 

732-683-8850

Ext. 4811 (Eatontown)

Passaic Jawana Hardwick 973-742-9226 Ext. 7218 
Salem Shawn Solivan  856-351-2217 
Somerset Ronnie Langston  908-704-3000 
Sussex Viviana Mastrobuoni  973-631-5145 
Union Carolina Sarria  908-965-3933
Warren Viviana Mastrobuoni  973-631-5145