As a job seeker you can really benefit from providing a tax credit to the potential employer. They want to fill a position with the best candidate as quickly and cost effectively as possible. One way to get a leg up on the competition for the job is to present you (your resume) with a special bonus for the employer. In some cases the employer may not even know about what you are giving them until you provide them with a certificate that you are pre-qualified for tax credits that the employer will receive for hiring you. Not all employers know about the credits. Employers love these credits because it reduces their tax bill to Uncle Sam.
The Financial Meltdown in the mid 2000’s brought about a renewed focus on Job Creation. With this we saw massive expansion of Federal Tax Incentives for creating, and maintaining jobs. This was done through the Small Business Jobs Act, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Numerous Job Creation and Protection Acts, and most notable the PATH Act signed by President Obama for effective changes in 2016 through 2022.
The pattern in the last decade is that with the passing of each Act, more and more companies are eligible for Employee based Tax Incentives that broaden not only WOTC itself, but hundreds of programs that surround it.
Virtually any business can now benefit from Employer Based Tax Incentives because even candidates that don’t qualify for WOTC often qualify for other tax incentives.
rom the 1940’s through the 1990’s:
Although many of these programs started out as programs specifically designed for Veterans, they were expanded in the 80’s and 90’s to include broader groups such as TANF Recipients, SNAP (Food Stamp) Recipients, Residents living in Empowerment Zones or Rural Renewal Counties), Employees receiving certain types of vocation training, Ex-Felons, Supplemental Security Income Recipients, Summer Youth Employees, and Seasonal Workers.
Some credits are designed specifically for hiring 18-24 year olds, and the largest credits are for hiring Veterans.
Knowing this information and getting pre-screened for free at
will give your resume a “spark” with cool technology, social media integration and likely a certificate to present to employers either electronically or hard copy. Employers generally go over dozens of resumes to hire one person. Stand out with cool technology that integrates your resume with social media sites and Indeed.
This is a great way to set yourself apart from others and bring a “gift” to the interview. #wotc #jobs