Hiring & Training Options

 
Four smiling construction workers.






ON THE JOB TRAINING.
(Contact Cathie LeBlancĀ 508-862-6128, cleblanc@jteccorp.com)

The OJT Program assists employers with the cost of hiring and training a new employee.  It is funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The OJT program enables employers to hire new employees and train them at their place of business while being reimbursed a percentage of the new employee’s wages during training.



BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS:
  • Reducing the cost of hiring and training
  • Providing pre-screened applicants for a position-the employer decides who to hire.
  • Reimbursing the employer for a percentage of the wages during the pre-agreed training period.
  • Reimbursement rate is based on the size of the business.
 

GET CREDIT FOR HIRING THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB.

WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDITS (WOTC) are available to employers hiring from one or more targeted groups. The tax credit is equal to 40% of the qualified wages for those employed 400 or more hours; 25% for those employed at least 120 hours.

The consolidated
WOTC for hiring most target group members can be as much as $2,400 for each new adult hire; $1,200 for each new summer youth hire; and $9,000 for each new long-term family assistance recipient hired over a two-year period . Your business services representative can help you take advantage of this program. Find additional information regarding the WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT, 617-626-5363.

PROGRAMS TO HELP YOUR COMPANY STAY COMPETITIVE:

WORKFORCE TRAINING FUND
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, (508) 775-5900
A matching grant program up to $250,000 for large employers funded by the DCS/DUA for the purpose of training your workforce so you can remain competitive.

WORKFORCE TRAINING FUND EXPRESS
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD, (508) 775-5900
A matching grant program up to $15,000 funded by the DCS/DUA for businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The money is to assist businesses with workforce training.

PARTICIPATE IN WORK SHARING, (617) 626-5521
Participating in MASSACHUSETTS WORK SHARING PROGRAM is your alternative to layoffs. Work Sharing allows workers in an entire company, a company department, or even a small unit within the company, to share reduced work hours while also collecting unemployment insurance benefits to supplement their reduced wages.

USDOL: Apprenticeship Program, (617) 626-5409 dwallace@detma.org
Registered Apprenticeship
is a post secondary education, training and employment option. It offers immediate employment for the apprentice and a combination of on-the-job training and related technical and theoretical instruction through a training provider. It is business and industry driven, targeting the high-growth industries that face critical skilled worker shortages now and in the foreseeable future.
 

Career Opportunities
372 North Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
508-771-JOBS (5627)