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Community Job Fair - Ripley House: Saturday, April 18, 2015. 10am to 1pm

Posted April 14

Houston Money Week presents: Community Job Fair Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10am to 1pm Ripley  House 4410... Read more...

Job Fair - Timewise on Lockwood Drive, April 22, 2015 from 9am - 3pm.

Posted April 13

Hiring Event for  Sales Associates, Stockers and Assistant Managers  Timewise/Lanmark Industries on April 22... Read more...

Hiring Event: WFS South - 12148 – B Gulf Freeway, Thursday April 9th, 2015 1pm - 3pm

Posted April 6

Freedman Food Service     Food Production/Assembler & Drivers   Drivers: are required to... Read more...

Tax Credits

WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT
 
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax
Credit that encourages you to hire eight targeted groups of job seekers.
The WOTC can reduce your federal tax liability by as much as
$2,400 per new hire. This employer tax incentive joins other employment
Programs and tax credit initiatives aimed at helping American
Workers and increasing American productivity and economic growth.
 
The new hire must belong to one of eight WOTC target groups:

  • Welfare recipients
  • 18-24 year-old food stamp recipients
  • Veterans
  • Vocational rehabilitation referrals
  • 16-17 year-old residents of Empowerment Zones or Enterprise
  • Communities hired as “Summer Youth Employees”
  • 18-24 year-old residents of Empowerment Zones or Enterprise
  • Communities
  • Ex-felons or work-release inmates from low-income families
  • Recipients of Supplemental Security Income benefits
  • The WOTC for new hires employed 400 or more hours is 40% of
  • qualified wages for the first year of employment; the credit for new
  • Hires employed 120 to 400 hours are 25%. Qualified wages are capped
  • at $6,000 for all WOTC target groups except Summer Youth, whose
  • Wages are capped at $3,000.