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On-The-Job Training

Trumbull County’s On-the-Job Training (OJT) program offers employers a way to be partially reimbursed for hiring and training job seekers in permanent positions. Job seekers must be assessed for program eligibility by OMJ center staff. The initial contract takes about one week to execute before an employee can begin working. After that, additional employees can be added with a simple training plan. OMJ staff will complete most of the paperwork and will help you with the rest!

This federally funded program is designed to help employers hire and train new employees for full-time, long term employment (full-time is considered to be 32 hours per week). Employers may be reimbursed up to 50% of wages earned by eligible new trainees while they learn their job (for up to 6 months and a maximum reimbursement of $9500 per employee).

You Hire
You choose the candidate.
All hiring decisions are yours.
You Train
Training is individually tailored
to your business needs.
We Pay
We reimburse up to 50% of their wages
(for up to 6 mo. or a max of $9500)

Employer Benefits

  • Hands on training done by you
  • An Investment in your company
  • Minimal paperwork with a fast turn around
  • Reimbursement of up to 50% of trainee’s hourly wage
  • You retain all hiring decisions
  • Fast approval

Important Things To Remember

  • OJT paperwork MUST BE in place before the employee’s first day of work
  • Employers must offer the same treatment and compensation for workers in OJT as workers in the same or similar positions
  • Employers must not have laid off workers from the same/similar positions, and may not use OJT to displace current workers or reduce their hours, wages or benefits

Want to get started?

*An OJT agreement must be developed before new employees are hired. Funding is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Total reimbursement cannot exceed $9,500, and the length of the training period cannot exceed six months.


Register your company with OhioMeansJobs Trumbull County as a potential OJT employer BEFORE an employee begins working. (Registration is required once a year.)


Choose your candidate. OhioMeansJobs Trumbull County must speak to the candidate immediately (BEFORE their start date) so that we can notify you if the candidate is eligible.

Enroll New Employee

Once your candidate is determined eligible, we will work with you to create a Training Plan to begin the enrollment process for your employee. We just need to get your signature along with the employee’s signature, and we are ready to go.

Train and Get Paid

Begin training your new hire “on-the-job” and submit your monthly invoices to OhioMeansJobs Trumbull County for reimbursement of the allotted training funds!