Hiring Our Participants
Hiring our participants makes dollars and sense.
We believe that our participants are well prepared and enthusiastic when we refer them to community employers. In addition, thanks to several state programs, we can also point out how hiring Women’s Resource Center participants can be a smart financial move. Take a look at these programs and reach out to us for guidance or more information.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program
The WOTC is available to private-for-profit employers who hire from specific targeted groups of people that have in the past experienced difficulty in securing employment. The WOTC allows a maximum credit for the first year of employment of $9,600 for the disabled and unemployed veteran target group; $4,000 for a long-term TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipient; and, $2,400 for all other target groups. WOTC also allows an additional credit of $5,000 for a long-term TANF recipient who is employed for the second year.
To apply for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, please complete the following forms: IRS Form 8850 and ETA Form 9061. Mail the completed and signed original forms postmarked by the U.S. Post Office not later than 28 days from the employee’s start date. More information is available:
• Phone at 800-482-2959 or 313-456-2106
Fidelity Bonding Program (FBP) of Michigan
The State of Michigan offers free-of-charge Fidelity Bonding to help high-risk job seekers obtain employment. A Fidelity Bond is a business insurance policy of the Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Company that insures an employer against employee stealing, forgery, larceny, or embezzlement. Learn more.
Post Your Job with WRC
Keep us informed about job openings at your organization so that we can connect the right job-ready participants to you at the right time! The easiest way to do this is to simply email your job description or fill out the form below. We’ll match your requirements to our participant’s skills and support their effort to respond with a resume or application.