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At the Midtown Association, we pride ourselves in being an excellent community resource for local employers. Please view the information below to help locate new employees for your business. If you have employment information and resources you would like to share, please email info@exploremidtown.org.

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Work for Warriors


STEP- Specialized Training and Employment Program

Benefits for Business


  • 6 months subsidized paid employment
  • STEP pays 100% of client wages with no less than 32 hours per week- reimbursement to company through VOA
  • STEP staff qualify ALL candidates for open positions with companies
  • Job retention and skills testing for candidates before they are referred to company for interview
  • Job retention specialist works with client during 6 months subsidized employment and 6 months follow up- one year total
  • Recruitment by STEP team to fill vacant positions for companies that sign up with STEP program
  • Job retention and assessment tools to best qualify candidates for available positions in company
  • Advertise company open positions on ALL DHA Workforce websites to fill open positions
  • Ability to outreach to job clubs or recruit OJT clients

Contact Chris Mann, Program Manager, for more information


What is the work opportunity tax credit?

WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from the eligible target groups with significant barriers to employment

Benefits to Employers

  1. Reduces employer’s cost of doing business
  2. Reduces an employer’s federal income tax liability by as much as $9,000 per employee hired
  3. There is no limit to the number of individuals an employer can hire to claim tax credit

Who is Eligible?

[Click on each eligibility to learn more]

Veterans | TANF Recipients | SNAP [Food Stamps] Recipients | Vocational Rehabilitation Referral | Ex-Felon | Supplemental Security Income Residents | Summer Youth Employee | Long-term Unemployment Recipients 

Maximum Tax Credit Amounts

How to Apply


Step 1

Complete IRS form 8850– Pre-screening Notice and Certification Request for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Step 2

Complete the US Dept. of Labor WOTC form- ETA Form 9061– Individual Characteristics Form

Step 3

Submit IRS form 8850 & ETA form 9061 to the CA Workforce Agency withing 28 calendar days after the employees tart date to be considered a timely filing. Do not submit WOTC application to the IRS or the US Dept. of Labor


Step 4

Receive final determination from the CA Workforce Agency

Step 5

After receiving certification from the state, employers file for the tax credit with the IRS by using IRS Form 5884– Work Opportunity Credit


For more information, visit the WOTC site or contact Leslie Glover, California WOTC Coordinator.

Hiring Event

Work for Warriors

Work For Warriors

Helping California’s Heroes Get Hired

Work for Warriors (WFW) is a State and Federally funded FREE Job Placement Program in California. The intent of the employment initiative branded “Work for Warriors” is aimed at assisting Post 9/11 Veterans, Active National Guard, Active Reserve members, Spouses, and Gold Star Families in finding civilian employment in their region of California.

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