On-the-Job Training

This federally funded program is designed to help employers hire and train new employees for full-time, long term employment (full-time is considered to be 32 hours per week). Employers may be reimbursed up to 50% of wages earned by eligible new trainees while they learn their job (for up to 6 months and a maximum reimbursement of $13,000 per employee). 

You Hire

You choose the candidate. All hiring decisions are yours. 

You Train

Training is individually tailored to your business needs. 

We Pay

We reimburse up to 50% of the training wages (up to 6 mo. and max of $12,000 per trainee)

Employer Benefits

  • Hands on training done by you
  • An investment in your company
  • Minimal paperwork with a fast turnaround
  • Reimbursement of up to 50% of trainee’s hourly wage
  • You retain all hiring decisions
  • Fast approval

Important Things to Remember

  • New hire eligibility MUST be completed before the first day of work
  • Employers must offer the same treatment and compensation for workers in OJT as workers in the same or similar positions
  • Employers must not have laid off workers from the same/similar positions, and may not use OJT to displace current workers or reduce their hours, wages or benefits
  • Starting wage must be at least $13.00 per hour

Are you ready to get started?

1. Register

Register your company with us (forms below) as a potential OJT employer BEFORE the new employee begins working. (New registration required each year)

2. Hire

Choose your candidate and contact our office as soon as possible to provide the new hire contact information. Our staff will reach out to the new hire and will notify you if your new hire is eligible.

3. Enroll New Hire

After your new hire is determined eligible, we will work with you to create a training plan and begin the enrollment process. We will need signatures from you and the new employee, then you are all set.

4. Train and Get Paid

Begin training your new hire and submit your monthly invoices to OhioMeansJobs Knox County for reimbursement of the alloted training funds.

Employer On-the-Job Training Forms


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