The MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center (MHFHCC) provides information and helps to administer Hiring and Training Incentives for employers, through programs such as:
> Federal Bonding Program - hiring individuals from target populations supports your business growth through insurance policies and tax credits. Federal Bonding Demonstration Grant funds are only available to people with a criminal record and a documented job offer.
> The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) - a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups, such as; 1) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF or MA TAFDC) recipients; 2) Veterans; 3) Ex-felons; 4) Designated community resident; 5) Vocational rehabilitation referral; 6) Recipient of SNAP benefits (food stamps); 7) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient; 8) Long-term family assistance recipient; and 9) Qualified Long-term unemployment recipient.
> The Workforce Training Fund - provides businesses with funds to train current and newly hired employees. In order to qualify, businesses must pay into the Fund. All for-profit companies automatically pay into the fund.
> Registered Apprenticeship - combines classroom instruction with on-the-job learning under the supervision of a mentor. Apprenticeships run the gamut from traditional jobs such as carpenters, electricians and public safety officials to new technology-focused occupations including those in cloud computing, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare.
> On-the-Job Training Program (OJT) - provides employers the opportunity to train new employees on the knowledge or skills essential to performance of a permanent job with the intention that upon successful completion of the OJT, the employee will continue to be employed as a regular member of your workforce.