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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 732-567-0506
Bergen Ruth Rodriguez 201-329-9600 Ext. 56632
Burlington Ronnie Langston 609-518-2065
Camden Ida Stewart  856-524-8205
Cape May Ida Stewart 856-524-8205
Cumberland Ida Stewart 856-524-8205
Essex Shakirah Plumb 973-395-3240
Gloucester Ida Stewart 856-524-8205
Hudson Teresa Marin 201-795-8873
Hunterdon Ronnie Langston 908-704-3000
Mercer Ronnie Langston  609-292-7024
Middlesex Silvia Saa 732-418-3361 (New Brunswick)
732-293-4950 (Perth Amboy)
Monmouth Robert Brown  732-567-0506
Morris Jawana Hardwick 609-508-6010
Ocean Robert Brown


Passaic Jawana Hardwick 609-508-6010
Salem Ida Stewart  856-524-8205
Somerset Ronnie Langston  908-704-3000
Sussex Jawana Hardwick 609-508-6010
Union Vacant contact Tom Cassidy, OJT Supervisor
Warren Jawana Hardwick 609-508-6010