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Connecting Wisconsin's Workforce

Hiring Incentives for Business

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

WOTC reduces an employer's cost of doing business and require little paperwork. Helping those most in need find and retain jobs, and gain on-the-job experience, benefits all employers and increase America's economic growth and productivity.

WOTC is a federal income tax credit that provides an incentive for private for profit employers to hire individuals of certain target groups, which have traditionally faced significant barriers to employment.

On-the-Job Training (OJT) Hiring Initiative

On the Job Training (OJT) provides reimbursements to employers to help compensate for the costs associated with training and loss of production for newly hired employees.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Initiatives

Recruitment, Retention, Results brochure

OJT Hiring Initiative

The DVR OJT Hiring Initiative can cover 50% of the salary and fringe expenses of a qualified DVR job seeker with a disability hired by your company for up to 90 days.

Disability Access Credit (IRS Code Section 44)

Barrier Removal Deduction (IRS Code Section 190)