Benefits to Employers

The Employment Connection Benefits to Employers

Your company will benefit by hiring through The Employment Connection

Save money

No charge to you for us to provide qualified candidates to meet your needs for workers in high-turnover, entry level and other hard-to-place positions.

Save time

The candidates we offer are always pre-matched; you will never waste time with individuals who are not qualified and motivated to work for you. We also can provide on-site job coaching at no cost to reduce the time you spend training and supervising workers.

Enhance your image

Hiring qualified workers with disabilities builds goodwill in the community and attracts new customers. Position your company as a leader in workforce diversity and help send the message that our community is stronger when everyone works!

Meet regulations

If your company maintains government contracts that fall under U.S. Department of Labor Section 503 regulations for workforce outreach to individuals with disabilities, our experts can help to ensure you are in compliance through our Partnership Program.

Earn valuable incentives

We will guide you in obtaining applicable government incentives for hiring workers with disabilities at no cost to you. Available incentives include:

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

A Federal tax credit for employers who hire individuals with a disability who have completed, or are completing, rehabilitative services provided by a state or Federal agency.

Workers with Disabilities Employment Tax Credit (WETC)

New York State tax credit for businesses that employ individuals with disabilities who receive vocational rehabilitation services. This can be combined with the WOTC credit.

Developmental Disabilities Tax Credit

New York State program that provides tax credits to for-profit businesses that hire individuals with developmental disabilities. (Not to be combined with WETC.)

Work Try Outs (WTO)

A limited incentive offered through New York State vocational rehabilitation. WTO can offset many of the costs associated with hiring new employees with disabilities. For example, you can be reimbursed 100 percent of an employee’s wages for up to 480 hours, in order to allow you to evaluate the worker’s ability to perform the job.

On The Job Training (OJT)

Limited funds offered by the U.S. Department of Labor to support skills training of individuals with disabilities, with an emphasis on those who are long-term unemployed (27 weeks or more). The program covers 50 to 90 percent of your training-related expenses for a qualified employer.

To get started, click here to go to our Register page, or call 1-631-232-0976.