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?
- You provide us with your job specifications.
- Our employment specialists prescreen qualified candidates.
- 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|
|Bergen||Ruth Rodriguez||201-329-9600 Ext. 56632|
|Cape May||Ida Stewart||856-524-8205|
|Middlesex||Silvia Saa||732-418-3361 (New Brunswick)
732-293-4950 (Perth Amboy)
|Union||Vacant||contact Tom Cassidy, OJT Supervisor