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On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a “hire first” program in which the employer enters into an agreement with the San Benito County America’s Job Center of California to hire, train and retain the individual upon successful completion of the training program. Through this program, businesses may be reimbursed for up to 50% of the new employee’s wages and the extraordinary costs of the training.


How does it work?

OJT provides employers with a way to have new employees gain specific skills and employment competencies. This is accomplished through exposure in an actual work setting, to the processes, work tasks, tools and methods of a specific job or group of jobs.

●We match qualified applicants with approved job openings.
●We design a training plan that meets your needs; you may be able to use an existing proprietary training plan.
●You get reimbursed a percent of wages during the OJT period (up to 600 hours)


On-the-Job Training is for Businesses That

●Operate year round

●Enjoy low employee turnover
●Pay an hourly wage or salary equal to or more than minimum wage
●Realize the benefits of investing in their employees
●Employ one or more workers
●Employs a minimum of 30 hours per week


OJT Provides

●Hands on training
●Payment to offset training costs
●Opportunity to train employees your way
●Investment in your company


Qualifying On-the-Job Training Applicants

●Applicants who are pre-qualified by our office and referred to you. OR
●Applicants you send to us for eligibility screening. We’ll notify you if they qualify.


For more information about OJT or to get started, please contact our Business Programs Team at ajccsbc@cosb.us.