The following resources are available to employers through PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley:
WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT (WOTC)
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire job-seekers from any one of ten targeted groups. This one-year credit can reduce employer Federal Tax Liability by as much as $2,400 per new hire.
TAX CREDITS FOR ACCESSIBILITY BARRIER REMOVAL
Tax breaks are available for hiring persons with disabilities and for making improvements to facilities making them accessible to persons with disabilities. Incidentally, many of the accessibility changes make it easier for employees and customers with disabilities to do their job or conduct business.
Hiring qualified individuals will result in companies receiving a 50% wage reimbursement to offset training costs during the initial training period. This is a win-win situation for employers and individuals. Call us before you hire to see if you qualify for these training resources.
Contact us by email at BEST@careerlinklv.org, or call us at (610) 437-5627, Extension 136.