Employer Tax Incentives & Free Bonds


The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) retroactively reauthorizes
WOTC for a five-year period, from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2019.


The U.S. Department of Labor established The Federal Bonding Program in 1966 to provide Fidelity Bonds for “at-risk,” hard-to-place job seekers. The bonds cover the first six months of employment at no cost to the job applicant or the employer. The mission of the Federal Bonding Program (FBP) is to give employers peace of mind by bonding job candidates considered to be higher risk. There are no out of pocket expenses for the employer because FBP bonds are provided free of charge and carry a $0 deductible. The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding for the first six months of employment for hard-to-place job applicants. Learn how this program can help you if you are facing barriers to employment. Resources for State Program Coordinators and others that will help you gain a better understanding of previously incarcerated workers and how they can positively contribute to the workplace.

Preparing to be Employed

AIDT – “Ex-offenders and work release individuals are highly encouraged to participate in the Alabama Ready to Work Training Program, where they can receive their Career Readiness Credential and Alabama Certified Worker Certificate.”

1 Technology Ct, Montgomery, AL 36116 (334) 242-4158

Hope Inspired Ministries (HIM) is a faith-based, local non-profit designed to train low-skilled, poorly educated, and/or chronically unemployed men and women to obtain and maintain employment. Through a rigorous 9-week job training program, each student participates in 360 hours

WorkKeys® is a comprehensive skills analysis and assessment system developed by ACT. The WorkKeys system is used nationwide by employers and educational institutions to identify the skills employees, potential employees, and students require in order to be successful in the workplace. Additionally, WorkKeys can be used to develop and evaluate training and educational needs; thereby, further creating a more effective and efficient workforce.

To find a test center’s scheduled test dates, choose its state, territory, or province. You can narrow your search by typing in part or all of the city or test center name. Test centers are listed under the actual city name, not metropolitan area.

of training which includes soft skills, employment skills, financial management, problem solving, conflict resolution and so many other critical skills. We believe there are simply no shortcuts to any transformation process, especially one that involves obtaining the life skills necessary to successfully navigate through this challenging world. Therefore, we understand at HIM, we must meet people where they are, without judgment, in order to begin the process of change. Hope Inspired Ministries has consistently kept the statistic of 85-90% of employed graduates. We also have had only 4% of our graduates re-arrested for a new offense once graduating our program. We believe through these two outcomes, we demonstrate that our approach is effective in building better and safer communities.


Employment Opportunities

Alabama JobLink is your on-line portal to services offered through the Alabama Career Center system.

AlabamaWorks is a network of interconnected providers of workforce services, including all of the governmental, educational, and private sector components that train, prepare, and match job seekers with employers.

Jobs2Careers Advice helps job seekers find the best opportunities to stand out from the crowd. Tips, resources, and advice to help grow your career!


Go Build Alabama is an initiative designed by the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute to educate job seekers about the opportunities available in the construction industry.