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Hiring and Training Incentives

Hiring and Training Incentives

Many Paths, One Future Internship Grant Program

The Many Paths, One Future Internship Grant program will reimburse employers 50 percent of wages paid to new interns, up to $1,500 per student. Internships must be in one of New Jersey's key industries: Advanced Manufacturing; Construction & Utilities; Financial Services; Health Care; Life Sciences; Retail, Hospitality & Tourism; Technology; or Transportation, Logistics & Distribution.

Read more about Many Paths, One Future

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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