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Training Employees Costs Money. We Have Money for You!

Drastically reduce new employee training costs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) on-the-job training (OJT) initiative.

The cost of training a new employee can amount to many thousands of dollars due to lost productivity and supervisory time alone. On-the-job training (OJT) has been proven to be one of the most successful means of training new employees in the skills and performance levels required.

PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley’s On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program can help in defraying those expensive costs. For new, full-time, eligible employees, your company may be reimbursed 50% of their wages during an initial training period.

Check out our on-the-job training (OJT) fact sheet to learn more.

To find out how this program can meet your hiring and training needs, call PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley at 610-437-5627, extension 136 or email us at

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) OJT

Reduce new employee training costs and increase the diversity of your business at the same time.

OVR’s On-the-Job Training (OJT) program can offer employers reimbursement through the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).  OJT helps businesses reduce hiring costs and provides a job opportunity for OVR qualified job seekers with disabilities.

The program is flexible – you may be eligible for a significant percentage reimbursement of wages paid to new employees during their initial period of training. Also, OVR can provide technical support and certification of additional business tax credits when employers hire job-ready OVR customers.

Any business in good standing with local, state, and federal laws and is able to provide on-the-job training at the workplace may be eligible for this hiring incentive.

Learn more about on-the-job training through OVR.

If interested, call OVR Business Services at 610-821-6441 and ask for Marina Gallop.