Hiring Incentives for Business

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.

WDVA Veteran Employment Grant Program

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) are proud to offer the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Grant Program to encourage Wisconsin employers to hire and retain eligible Veterans.

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)

  • Available to small businesses for expenses paid or incurred to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • The small business must have 30 or fewer full-time employees or have revenues below $1,000,000.
  • 50% of the expense over $250 and not exceeding $10,250 is applicable. The credit may not exceed $5,000 annually.

Barrier Removal Deduction (IRS Code Section 190)

  • Available to make facilities or public transportation vehicles more accessible.
  • The deduction is up to $15,000 annually. Amounts over $15,000 may be depreciated.