Benefits of Being a Host Business

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is an opportunity for business partners to mentor a person with a disability, helping them develop the skills needed to realize their career goals. There is no liability to our business partners regarding insurance or wages as employU is the employer of record during a client’s OJT experience.

Once a client completes an OJT, the business partner may extend a job offer without incurring any fees from employU. Additionally, our team will assist in the transition and provide additional training or coaching if needed.

The average length of an OJT is six to eight weeks. Training length is based on employer needs, and difficulty of the job. Although employers are not required to offer a job at the completion of an OJT, extending a job offer to a candidate is always a consideration.

There are also tax incentives to working with someone that has received services from Vocational Rehabilitation. Click here to learn more about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program.

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Benefits and FAQ's

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employU covers all employee payroll for clients participating in On the Job Training.

employU is the Employer of Record for IRS reporting. We are responsible for all wages, taxes, and all of the associated payroll paperwork.  Clients clock in and out on their phones and all record keeping is maintained by employU.

Host businesses can also reduce recruitment and training costs by partnering with employU for On the Job Training to allow the right candidates the opportunity to gain valuable hands on experience while you get to know them to determine if they are a good fit for your business needs.  There is no obligation to hire them after the On the Job Training period ends and no cost if you want to hire them on permanently.

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Liability insurance and Workman’s Comp is covered.

Liability insurance of $1,000,000 is covered by employU. Workman’s compensation insurance is covered by the State of Florida.

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An employU Job Coach will visit the worksite on a regular basis to provide support not only to the client, but also to the host business. At each visit, the Job Coach will check in with the client’s supervisor to ensure that everything is going well and ensure that any challenges are addressed.

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If your business has a peak season, busy season, or has any special projects you can utilize students for On the Job Training to assist during these time periods.

One of our business partners, Compsys, talks to Able Trust about their experience with employU.

The Able Trust is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating successful employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the state of Florida. The organization does its work through grant-making, public education, public relations, policy recommendations. It is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, all of whom are appointed by the Governor.

employU is an approved vendor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and we are happy to serve VR’s customers.
employU is a CARF accredited organization
employU is a Veteran Safe Place