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On-the-Job Training Program (OJT)


OJT is a federally funded program that helps employers hire and train laid-off workers for full-time, long term employment or adults that meet the household income guidelines.


Through OJT programs, employers like you may be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the wages earned by eligible new trainees while they learn the job.  This funding compensates you for training workers in skills they need to help your business thrive.


An OJT agreement must be submitted by the employer and interested candidates must be deemed eligible and suitable by DJFS personnel before new employees are hired.  Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Total reimbursement cannot exceed $8,000, and the length of the training period cannot exceed six months.

NOTE:  All OJT employee candidates must be assessed and found eligible and suitable for the position prior to being hired. Funding is not retroactive and paperwork must be completed before new employee starts employment.

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