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New Life Recovery and Training Center
3501 Edison Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 873-4676

A gang prevention partner in Kern Project 180

Employer Information

There are financial and tax incentives and other benefits vailable to employers who hire NLCTP, including the following opportunities:

Welfare to Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Welfare to Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax program designed to encourage the employment of people who are disabled, have limited incomes, or face other challenges. Employers may qualify for a tax credit if they hire a worker who fits into one of these NLCTP target groups: CalWORKs (TANF) recipients; emancipated youth; at-risk youth who may have had past involvement in the justice system; low income disadvantaged youth.

Employers who hire individuals in specified target groups are eligible for a federal tax credit under the program. Businesses taking advantage of the WOTC may save as much as $2,400 per qualifying employee. In some cases, the savings may be as high as $9,000 per employee. That employee must work at least 120 hours in one yar for your business to qualify for a 25% tax credit. If they work more than 400 hours, your business can qualify for a 40% tax credit.


Shanda Evett, Program Support Supervisor
Kern County Department of Human Services
Phone: (661) 635-2626

Federal Bonding Program (FBP)

The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) was created by the U.S. Department of Labor (SDOL) as an employer job-hire incentive that guarantees the job honesty of at-risk job seekers. Federal financing of Fidelity Bond insurance, issued free-of-charge to employers, enables the delivery of bonding services as a unique job placement tool to assist ex-offenders and other at-risk/hard-to-place job applicants (e.g., recovering substance abusers, welfare recipients, poor credits, etc.).


Debbie McMillian, Bonding Services Coordinator
CA Employment Development Dept
800 Capital Mall, MIC-37
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 657-5190
Fax: (916) 657-0055

Contact our Employment Specialist for more information about how your company can save money when you hire a NLCTP graduate!