Program Description

The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program offers reimbursement to employers who provide customized job training to participating employees. OJT Overview (PDF)

Employer benefits include:

  • Screened applicants
  • Reimbursement for up to 50 percent of a new employee's training wages for up to six months
  • A custom-trained, full-time employee

Employer Eligibility

You must have a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN), a business in Utah and at least one employee, and you must be current with your state Unemployment Insurance Contribution taxes to participate. You must also:

  • Comply with all labor laws, including minimum wage requirements
  • Provide workers’ compensation or similar insurance to employees
  • Sign a training agreement with Workforce Services before hiring an OJT employee
  • Plan to provide permanent employment after the training period

Job Seeker Eligibility

Workforce Services must determine if job seekers are eligible before you hire them. Eligible applicants include:

  • Dislocated workers (those laid off from a previous position)
  • Economically disadvantaged workers who need to upgrade their skills
  • Workers entering the workforce for the first time

For additional information and to sign an agreement to participate, please visit the nearest Workforce Services employment center and ask to speak to a Workforce Services representative about the OJT program.

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