Employer-based incentive programs, administered by CareerSource Palm Beach County and/or the state of Florida, are available in Palm Beach County. These programs are enacted and modified by laws at the federal, state, and/or local levels, and can change at any time. For the most current information, please send an email, or call (561) 340-1060, ext. 2645.
On-the-Job Training (OJT)
On-the-Job Training is a federally funded program that provides employers financial assistance for training new employees in the skills they need to effectively perform their jobs. A portion of a new employee's wages may be reimbursed to the employer during the training period. To be eligible, new employees must be recruited and screened through one of the CareerSource Palm Beach County career centers (based upon the employer's requirements).
Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)
Incumbent Worker Training provides grant funding for customized training for current employees of existing for-profit businesses to provide them with additional skills and opportunities for advancement. The companies benefit through increased productivity and employee retention, leading to the ability to compete more effectively in the global marketplace. The IWT program is administered by CareerSource Florida, Inc.
The Quick Response Training Program
The Quick Response Training Program provides grant funding for customized training for new or expanding businesses. Through this program, Florida is able to effectively retain and attract businesses creating new high-quality jobs. The program is structured to be flexible and to "respond quickly" to meet the business’s training objectives. This is a
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A Federal Fidelity Bond is a business insurance policy that protects the employer in case of any loss of money or property due to employee dishonesty. Fidelity bonds are issued in increments of $5,000 and last six months.
What can make a career seeker high risk?
While all career seekers are eligible for the Federal Bonding Program, this is primarily for high risk career seekers with backgrounds such as:
- Poor credit history
- Criminal background
- Lack of work history
- Substance abuse background
- Dishonorable discharge from military
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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) provides incentives to private for-profit employers to encourage the hiring of individuals from certain targeted groups of jobseekers who traditionally have difficulty finding employment.
For job applicants who appear eligible, employers must submit the application via mail or electronically, a pre-screening notice and certification request for work opportunity within 28 days of the employee’s job start date of employment, and the ETA form 9061 – Individual Characteristics Form (ICF) for consideration of the tax credit.
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