The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program assists employers with the cost of hiring and training a new employee. It is funded through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and administered through the Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers in Massachusetts.

The OJT Program enables employers to hire new employees and train them at their place of business while being reimbursed a percentage of the new employee's wages during training.

The OJT Program is a wise, cost-effective way to staff positions with job-ready, pre-screened applicants.

YOU interview; YOU make the hiring decisions!

OJT is available to private companies and non-profit organizations. Government employers are not eligible. OJT is subject to employer eligibility and available funding.

OJT Benefits

As an employer, you understand all too well the cost of hiring and training new employees.

Employer Benefits:

  • Reducing the cost of hiring and training.
  • Providing pre-screened applicants for your position - you decide who to hire.
  • Reimbursing you for a percentage of the wages during the pre-agreed training period. Reimbursement rate is based on the size of your business.

Employee Benefits:

  • Providing employment to workers.
  • Workers can earn as they are learn.
  • Workers receive job coaching during period of training.

How OJT Works

Questions and Answers

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