PWDC provides low-cost solutions for On the Job Training (OJT)
Business as defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/business) has at least 10 definitions. One of my favorites actually comes from wikipedia – “A business (also known as enterprise or firm) is an organization engaged in the trade of goods, services, or both to consumers. Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and administered to earn profit to increase the wealth of their owners.” The definition defines business by the organizational structure with the assumption that multiple people are filling many different roles to make the “business” run and, of course, be profitable. Profitablility can come in many forms. SBN of Philadelphia spreads the approach of triple bottom line for profitablity – “People, Planet and Profit”.
This definition is important criteria for understanding how Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (PWDC) is helping employers with funding for ON THE JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS. A business (for profit and non-profit) that has full time (30 hours a week or more) positions paying $13.00 an hour (or more including salaried positions) is eligible to receive 50% reimbursement of ( OJT)on the job training programs (up to 6 months) if the employer hires a Philadelphia resident. The business must provide proof of insurance (general liability, workmen’s compensation), a training plan and job description and PWDC approval before the employee is hired to be eligible for the program.
PWDC highlights the following benefits in the Advantages to Employers -
- Offsets initial training costs to fill skilled positions while increasing productivity
- Allows for the “generation” of immediate job opportunities with minimal disruption to operations
- Addresses skills gaps that hinder an individual’s ability to perform a new job
- Previous particpants have proven longer job tenure
- Increased job placement and retention
Take advantage of this program to train new staff on cost effective technology solutions to make your business more efficient. By employing more people, a business has the potential for a larger bottom line which can help get our beloved city, Philadelphia, back on track!
For More Info: Contact Business Services director, Basil Gordon @ 215-854-1979 or firstname.lastname@example.org