December 04, 2012
Incentive helps with on-the-job training costs
Just a reminder, employers, that if you are in the process of hiring, you may be able to get up to $5,000 to defray the cost of training a new employee.
This incentive is called On The Job Training, and is available to employers who hire someone who is currently unemployed, or may otherwise be eligible under guidelines established by the Workforce Investment Act. Chuck Walters, Employer Services Manager at the SuperJobs Center, can fill you in on more details and the Employer Services team will make the paperwork easy for you.
A number of Hamilton County companies have hired employees using OJTs this year, including Ineos ABS, Armstrong Group, Miracle Home Care, Pride Cast Metals, Michelman and General Electric. So far this year, SuperJobs has signed contracts for more than 40 OJTs, well on its way to making its goal of 100 OJTs.
"We can help employers find the right people for their job openings, and pinpoint those who are eligible for OJTs," says Walters. "Anytime a new person is hired, they must go through some training. An OJT helps to cover the cost of that training for the employer, and helps put someone who is unemployed back into the workforce."
OJT is administered by Superjobs Center, a federally-funded workforce development program.
OJT program information
For more information, call Chuck Walters at 513-946-7242 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.