As a workforce development professional, your goal when working with employers should be to continually create and add value. This should be your purpose whether the employer has a job opening or not. It’s about relationship building. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, or WOTC, is a tool that has been around for a number of years, and although it may be set to expire, it’s one you should definitely consider adding to your toolbox! I was reminded of it today when I received an email from one of my Ticket to Work clients asking me if I’d heard of it. ird forms
Two thoughts occurred to me. First, that I needed to educate my other client’s with disabilities about its value during the job search process. And, second, I needed to remind other service providers about its availability, recent changes, and use of the tax credit as a value-added tool when referring qualified candidates to your employers.Whether you work with people with disabilities, ex-offenders, veterans, recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or youth, the employers you work with may be eligible for the tax credit if they hire qualified individuals who are members of one of 12 identified job seeker groups.