How a business qualifies
Any company moving to, expanding in, or starting its operations in Michigan may be
eligible. To qualify, the number of jobs your company has on its payroll in Michigan
under a specified EIN at the time of enrollment must be greater than, or equal to,
the number of jobs it had on its payroll in Michigan in the last 12 months. In addition,
the “new jobs” being created must meet all of these criteria:
- The jobs are not jobs of recalled workers, replacement jobs, or any other job that
existed in the employer’s business within the one-year period preceding the date of
- The jobs are full-time, in a new, existing, or expanding business of the employer
- The jobs are new jobs that pay at least 175% of the state minimum wage
- The jobs result in a net increase in employment in Michigan for the employer
Flexible funding solutions available only at OCC
As a learning partner – and a proven leader in business and corporate training – OCC
understands the need to provide solutions that are both flexible and tailored to fit
our clients’ needs. That’s why we offer participating clients two funding options
under the MNJT guidelines: The Employer Advance Payment Option and the OCC College
Loan Option. We’re the only training provider in Michigan to offer two options and
each has distinct benefits designed to help your business.
In the Employer Advance Option, the employer advances training funds to OCC and is
then reimbursed by OCC when we receive the redirected withholding taxes from the state.
In the College Loan Option, OCC provides a loan to the employer to begin training
then uses the redirected withholding dollars to repay itself for the loan balance
plus interest. Your OCC training specialist has all the details and can help you decide
which option works best for you.
To begin the process, all you have to do is contact one of the MNJT training specialists
at Oakland Community College to schedule your first meeting. Your specialist will
review the program guidelines and next steps, as well as answer any questions you
may have. You’ll also be asked to sign a non-binding Agreement of Intent (AOI). All
this agreement does is establish the date from which new employees can be counted
in the program. There’s no commitment. It’s simply a mechanism to “lock in” your program
start date should you decide to proceed.
When you’re ready, your MNJT specialist will help you complete your application and
review the documentation needed for formal program approval and participation.
At the same time, because you’re working with OCC – a true learning partner – your
specialist will introduce you to our full spectrum of state-of-the-art training courses
and services. Working together, we can help you customize a training program that
fits any and all of your specific business needs and still meets the guidelines of
the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.
What more incentive could you need to get started? For cost-effective options to all
your business training needs, contact the Economic and Workforce Development experts
at Oakland Community College today.