WOTC has been reauthorized through 2019, and a new category for the Long Term Unemployed has been announced effective January 1, 2016. In order to qualify, a new hire must have been unemployed at least 27 weeks or longer on the day before their start date, AND must have collected unemployment benefits at some time (even one week) during that period of unemployment.
In New Jersey, applications that were submitted in accordance with the IRS Transitional Relief period that ended August 31, 2016 may not be processed until all other applications submitted timely have been processed.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Debra Larsen, Supervisor Employment and Training Programs
New Jersey WOTC Coordinator