Employers who are thinking of hiring a new employee(s) are encouraged to take advantage of the On-The-Job Training (OJT) program offered through the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services (MCDJFS). OJT is a federally funded program that provides individualized occupational skills training for dislocated workers and Workforce Investment Act eligible customers.
“This is a great opportunity for employers who need training tailored to their specific needs since they can be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the new employee’s wages while they are in training,” said MCDJFS Workforce Development Assistant Director Heath MacAlpine. “This decision to expand employment will boost the economy by creating more job opportunities.”
Key employer benefits are:
- Up to a $8,000 in funding per hired employee to assist with short-term training
- Employer makes all hiring decisions
- Tailored training
- Employers save recruiting, screening and training costs
- Quick approval time
Businesses interested in learning more should log onto www.thejobcenter.org or call 937-225-6444.