ON-THE-JOB TRAINING (OJT) : is a great way to reduce the cost of training new hires. OJT is a wage incentive reimbursement program which assists when hiring a eligible job seeker that you feel could be successful in a position but requires training. The maximum amount of wage reimbursement is $3,000, however if the trainee has the opportunity to earn a recognized credential the reimbursement rate could increase to $4,000.

Keep in mind all jobs must be year round, at least 30 hours per week and pay at least $12.00 per hour. The positions cannot be in licensed occupations. The length of the contracts vary depending on the position skill level and the job seeker's qualifications.

All OJT's will require a job description and a detailed training outline. Workforce staff are available to assist throughout the process. Call us before you bring on new employees! If you will be hiring in the near future, call now! To learn more about OJT please view this link: Workforce On-the-Job Training Program Options.

If you can't find something you are looking for, please contact the Columbia-Greene Career Center for more assistance, (518) 828-4181 ext. 5510,TDD/TTY (518) 828-1399 or e-mail us .