Employer FAQs

Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often from Employers.

Why is it a good idea to hire recently-released felons?
What is WOTC?
Can you help me find good workers?

 

Why is it a good idea to hire recently-released felons?

There are many reasons. Here are just a few:

  1. They are likely to be consistent and reliable. Many recently-released felons have employment as a condition of their release. in other words, if they lose a job they could go right back into prison! This means they are motivated to provide satisfactory labor to maintain their employment.
  2. You can qualify for a tax credit of up to $2,400 by employing a recently-released felon. Read below under "What is WOTC?" to learn more.
  3. Employing recently-released felons helps people who need a hand up and strengthens our society. Research shows that being employed is a powerful disincentive to recidivism. You are providing a public service by helping these men and women become re-integrated into productive society.

 

 

What is WOTC?

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a program established by Congress to incentivize Employers to hire people who are having a tough time finding employment, or who would benefit substantially from being employed.  The program awards a tax credit to Employers who hire someone from these classes of Candidates, one of which includes felons released from priosn within the past year. The amount of the credit is based on the number of hours worked and the total compensation paid, and peaks at $2,400 after $6,000 and 400 hours of work.

Our sister company, WOTC Solutions, works with Employers to help them apply for and receive this credit. There are tight timelines and extensive forms, so our expertise in this area can make the difference in receiving the credit. Please contact WOTC Solutions directly with questions.

 

 

Can you help me find good workers?

Yes we can! There is a steady stream of releasing felons coming into post-release Facilities near you. Fill out this form to let us know what you need, and we'll be in touch shortly to schedule an "interview day" with multiple people so you can pick those you want to hire. After you hire, work with us to get your appcliation for the WOTC tax credit submitted -- and you'll not only have a steady source of quality workers, you'll also have them at a discount!

 

 

 

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