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Hiring Assistance

On-the-Job Training

Contra Costa County businesses can access wage subsidies that reduce training costs for new hires.

  • On-the-Job-Training (OJT) provides financial assistance to offset training costs of new employees. OJT contracts reimburse companies up to 50% of an eligible employee’s wages during their training period.
  • Employers establish customized training plans for new hires based on the specific needs of their business and job(s) they are filling.
  • The length of an OJT contract is based on the experience of the trainee and the complexity of the skills to be acquired.
  • Employers choose qualified candidates, who must also be screened by staff before an OJT contract can be finalized.

Learn more about the On-the-Job Training program by contacting one of our America's Job Center of California locations.

How to Apply for Work Opportunity Tax Credits

The eWOTC is the new online service to submit the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Request for Certification Applications and to view and manage submitted applications. The eWOTC system significantly increases efficiency in processing new applications and decreases the waiting period for approvals. 

To take full advantage of the benefits offered by eWOTC, effective May 1, 2014, employers with 25 or more employees and all agents/consultants must complete a one-time eWOTC enrollment process to be able to submit online WOTC Request for Certification Applications.

Employers with 24 employees or less, without agent/consultant representation, are also encouraged to submit new applications online through eWOTC, but they also have the option to mail the applications to: 

Employment Development Department
Attn: Work Opportunity Tax Credit Authorization Center
2901 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817