PA CareerLink® Lackawanna County

OJT Program

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On-the-Job Training Program

In the current job market where it is becoming increasing difficult to find the qualified candidates you’re looking for, the On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program provides free, federal funding to employers to train their new hires in the skills that they need to be successful in your company. You can receive up to $5,000 towards the cost of a new hire’s training through the OJT program.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. As an employer, do I qualify for the OJT Program?

    A: As long as your positions are full-time, permanent, pay a minimum of $10.00/hr, and provide medical benefits, we can do an OJT!

  2. Where can I find OJT Candidates to fill my open positions?

    A: PA CareerLink® Lackawanna County staff can refer eligible OJT participants to employers. Also, employers can refer any applicants to PA CareerLink® staff for an OJT eligibility screening.

  3. How much will I be reimbursed?

    A: You will be reimbursed for 50% of your new hire's wage towards the specified amount of training hours. Ex. If the employee is paid $10.00/hr for a 100 hour training period, you'd be reimbursed $500. ($5 x 100 hrs =$500)

  4. Will I be asked to provide any documentation?

    A: To participant in the OJT Program, employers will be asked to provide Certificates of up-to-date Worker's Comp and Liability insurance. 

  5. How do I get started?

    A: Contact a Business Services Team member today!

    1. Barbara Sankar, OR (570) 963-4671 ext. 3007

    2. Brianna Florovito, OR (570) 963-4671 ext 3065