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Employment & Training Programs

Looking to start a new career, reenter the workforce, or overcome a barrier to employment? OESC offers various programs to help job seekers along their journey, which also benefit employers.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a tax credit offered to employers as an incentive to hire individuals who are members of certain groups, which have traditionally faced significant barriers to employment. The credit is used to reduce the federal tax liability of private/for-profit employers.

Federal Bonding

Many employers carry insurance to protect themselves against employee theft or dishonesty. When such commercial insurance is denied because of an individual’s background, the employer often denies a job to that person. The Federal Bonding program fills this gap by offering fidelity bonding to employers who hire at-risk job applicants. This program is offered at no cost to job seekers or employers

Trade Adjustment Assistance

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers is a federally funded program that helps workers who are adversely affected by foreign imports or their job shifts to a foreign country. Under this program, individuals may qualify to receive allowances for training, job search and relocation if their company is certified though USDOL.

Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers

Monitor Advocates at the national, regional, and state level help to ensure services provided to migrant seasonal farm workers (MSFW) are "qualitatively equivalent and quantitatively proportionate" to the services provided to other job seekers. This includes all workforce development services (e.g. career guidance, testing, training, job development/referral)., benefits, and protections on an equitable and non-discriminatory basis 

Additional Resources

For a comprehensive list of job search, employment, and training resources, visit our Additional Resources page.