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On-the-Job Training

On-the-Job Training/National Emergency Grant

We have received $6.4 million in federal funds to offer businesses training support under the OJT/NEG program. This program encourages the hiring of long-term unemployed dislocated workers and helps offset the cost of training.

OJT pairs businesses with the workers you need. These new employees will require training -- which only your business can provide -- to do the new job. The program covers 50-90 percent of training-related expenses.

The OJT/NEG program covers the hiring of people who:

  • Have enrolled in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker Program
  • Have a dislocation date of January 1, 2008 or later
  • Have had a skills assessment through JobZone/ O*Net

The OJT/NEG program is for:

  • Businesses located in New York State
  • Full-time work (30 hours or more per week)
  • Hires that are employees of the business -- not independent contractors or contract employees
  • Businesses in good standing

The OJT/NEG program is NOT for:

  • Public entities
  • Businesses that have moved and laid off staff in the last 120 days. OJT/NEG will not cover intermittent or seasonal work. Training cannot exceed six months. 

For more information contact your local representative.

Clean Energy On-the-Job Training

We are working in conjunction with the New York State Energy and Research Development Agency (NYSERDA) on the Green Jobs/Green New York initiative. NYSERDA has made available $1,335,998 to help businesses off-set the cost of training new hires and developing green job skills.

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

OJT pairs businesses with the workers you need. These new employees will require training -- which only your business can provide -- to do the new job. The program covers 50% of training-related expenses -- up to $15,000 per hire.

The OJT program is for:

  • Public or private, profit or not-for-profit entities
  • Businesses physically located in New York State
  • Businesses in good standing
  • Training related to green job skills
  • Full-time work (35 hours or more per week)
  • Hires that are employees of the business -- not independent contractors or contract employees

The OJT program is NOT for:

  • Contract or intermitten workers
  • Seasonal or part-time employees

Applications from qualified businesses will be accepted through December 31, 2014. Please send an email to NYSERDA at PON2033@nyserda.org with "PON 2033 Intent to Apply" in the subject line.

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