WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire ex-felons, veterans, and individuals from other target groups with significant barriers to employment. Employers claim about $1 billion in tax credits each year under the WOTC program. There is no limit on the number of individuals an employer can hire to qualify to claim the tax credit, and there are a few simple steps to follow to apply for WOTC. Click here for more information.
STAR Program (Skills Training to Assist Reintegration): STAR provides interns to interested local organizations and businesses. This internship program is funded by the Center and helps formerly-incarcerated individuals develop job-related skills and community connections so they enter the workforce with expertise, references, and greater self-respect. To explore this opportunity call the Center at 802-291-7173.