Employer Services

 

  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit: The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax benefit administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for private, for-profit employers who hire individuals from specified target populations. WOTC reduces a business’s federal tax liability, serving as an incentive to select job candidates who may be disadvantaged in their efforts to find employment. http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/wotc/wotc_brochure.pdf

 

  • On the Job Training: On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Customized Training provide unique opportunities for participants who already possess some job-related skills and the knowledge to “learn as they earn”. By participating in training as an employee, the participant not only acquires new skills and knowledge, but also receives the same wages and benefits as current employees in same or similar positions. The employer benefits by being reimbursed for part of the participant’s wages during the training period, while having the services of a full-time employee. http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/funds/ojtcust.html

 

 

  • Skills Development Fund Grants: The Skills Development Fund is Texas’ premier job–training program providing training dollars for Texas businesses and workers. Administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public Community and Technical colleges, Local Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners. http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/funds/skills-development-program-overview.html

 

  • Self-Sufficiency Funds: The Self Sufficiency program provides grants to community and technical colleges and community-based organizations to implement customized job training programs in cooperation with employers, to help low-income individuals and those receiving public assistance achieve self-sufficiency and independence. http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/funds/self-sufficiency-program-overview.html