Employers

Employment & Training Services offers the On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program for employers in Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties.

Overview

The On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program assists employers with the cost of hiring and training a new employee.  It is funded through the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and administered through the  Morris-Sussex-Warren One-Stop Career Centers (Employment & Training) in New Jersey.

The OJT Program enables employers to hire new employees and train them at their place of business while being reimbursed a percentage of the new employee’s wages during training.  

The OJT Program is a wise, cost-effective way to staff positions with job-ready, pre-screened applicants.

YOU interview; 

YOU make the hiring  decisions!

OJT is available to private companies and non-profit organizations.  OJT is subject to employer eligibility and available funding.

Who Can You Expect?

  • Employees with experience and transferable skills
  • Individuals seeking to upgrade occupational skills
  • Dislocated workers unemployed due to plant closures, relocations and major division layoffs
  • Part-time employees looking for full-time work
  • Economically disadvantaged people seeking long-term employment

Benefits

As an employer, you understand all too well the cost of hiring and training new employees.

Employer Benefits

  • Reduces cost of hiring and training.
  • Provides pre-screened applicants for your position – you decide who to hire.
  • Reimburse you 75% of the hourly wage for a maximum of $5,000.

Employee Benefits

  • Provides employment to workers.
  • Workers earn as they learn.
  • Workers receive guidance from knowledgeable business staff.

Requirements

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a contractual agreement in which the employer must agree to:

  • Provide substantive on-the-job training. Training takes place at your location, on your equipment, under your guidelines. The length of training will be determined  by the job description, and demonstrated participant skill gaps.
  • Pay trainees wages and provide benefits commensurate with other employees doing similar work and with similar experience.  OJT trainees are your employees and are   subject to your company’s policies.
  • Submit trainee evaluations and payroll records to the Employment & Training  Counselor for wage reimbursement.
  • Continue trainee employment upon successful completion of the OJT training      program.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Manuela Schuster
(973) 285-6878
mschuster@co.morris.nj.us

For other business services, call (800) 870-3478 or (973) 285-6880, or email msw-ets@co.morris.nj.us.