The Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) provides services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change.  Working closely with company personnel, the VJIP offers consulting services at no charge to your company, in addition to direct funding to offset your company’s recruitment and training costs.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire eight targeted groups of job seekers by reducing employers’ federal income tax liability.

This tax credit is design to encourage employers to upgrade the skills of their workforce. A tax credit can be claimed for training costs associated with providing retraining to eligible workers.

Employers may receive a tax credit if they hire an employee with disabilities. The employee must have completed or is completing rehabilitative services provided by the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, the Virginia Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired or the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.