County Economic Development...
Summary of Programs 2012
January 19, 2012
Training Grants may be made to
employers who hire dislocated or other unemployed persons. There are
different programs, each having its own unique characteristics and
requirements. In all of the programs, it is critical that the employer
job seekers complete all eligibility and application requirements
hiring takes place. All grant awards are based upon the availability of
and budget limits do exist. Staff
members of the Job Center Network and the Ohio Department of Job and
Services (contact names and numbers provided) are available to provide
assistance in determining eligibility and completing the required
funds are currently available through 6/30/2012 for employers who hire
long-term unemployed (158 days). Approved contracts may reimburse up to
per approved employee.
employer assures that trainees under this agreement will not displace
currently employed workers (including partial displacement such as
hours, denial of promotional opportunities, wages, or employment
job complexity and trainee’s prior related work and education, the
duration of covered training shall be as specified in each OJT Training
Adjustment Assistance provides for training, allowances and tax credits
workers in firms hurt by foreign trade. TAA provides funding to
providing OJT to offset a portion of the cost of training TAA-eligible
individuals in skilled or semiskilled occupations.
Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) will provide to an
to 50% of the new employee’s starting wage rate, with reimbursement up
hours depending upon job complexity and the employee’s current skills
does not reimburse a company; rather a company can elect to pay the
of the regular wage for that position and not below minimum wage. There
to be a wage progression with a minimum of 85% of the regular wage at
target market is agricultural workers seeking new non-farm employment.
will subsidize up to 50% of the employee’s wages while training in a
eligible for the training program a person must be a farm worker or the
dependent/spouse of a farm worker who has worked 25 days or earned at
$800 in farm work.
detailed information or to begin the application process, contact:
- Darke County Job Center, Sherry
937-548-4132 ex 334
- Ohio Department of Job and Family
Services, John Spencer 937-408-7925