Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

WOTC is a federal tax credit for hiring individuals in specific target groups. When you hire someone with a record, you can qualify for a $2,400 tax credit. If you are interested in taking advantage of this tax credit you must begin the process within the first 28 days of an individual’s employment. The links below will provide additional information along with the required forms.

Tax Credits      Target Group Eligibility      Tax Credit Forms

Federal Bonding Program

The Federal Bonding Program issues fidelity insurance bonds to employers to cover at-risk individuals in a variety of situations such as someone who has been formally incarcerated. The bonds start at $5,000, good for six months, free to employers, minimal paperwork and will reimburse an employer for any theft or loss. The links below provide more information.

Federal Bonds       CT Bonding Coordinator

Step Up Program

The Subsidized Training and Employment Program (Step Up) provides two types of incentives to employers to hire unemployed individuals. One is a wage subsidy for the first six months of their employment and the second is funding to train a new employee. The links below provide more information.

Step Up      Step Up Facts


Check out the link below to a June 2017 report.

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