Friday, January 7, 2011

On-the-Job Training (OJT) Grant Provides Wage Reimbursement of up to 90%

Planning to hire new staff in 2011? Through a National Emergency Grant, On-the-Job Training (OJT) funds are now available to Frederick County employers who hire new employees and need to train the employee(s) in specific skills needed for the job. The purpose of the OJT National Emergency Grant is to effectively close skills and employment gaps for workers who have experienced prolonged unemployment. It will address employer needs for skilled workers and support the extraordinary costs associated with training a new employee in skills that are otherwise difficult to find in the labor force. Frederick County employers with 50 or fewer employees may be eligible for reimbursement up to 90% of the participants wage rate during training and those with 250 employees or less may be eligible for up to 75% of the participant's wages during training. For more information, please call or e-mail Frederick County Workforce Services: (301) 600-2255 or For information about additional services available for Frederick County businesses, please visit