Our FAQs & Knowledge Share
DID YOU KNOW?
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups such as Veterans, Disabled Veterans and other non-Veteran groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
WOTC joins other workforce programs that incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.
Eligible employers can receive a federal tax credit ranging from $1,200 to $9,600 for each qualified employee hired under the WOTC program, or $9,000 over a two-year period for employees hired who were long-term public benefits recipients prior to hire.
I am a member of the military community. I want a career coach and resume writer will you help me?
We CAN! However, this service is offered on a very selective basis.
Please send us your current resume, with your goals and 3 companies you want to work for. Then someone will get back to you. We do charge a flat fee of $100 an hour if you are selected. Once your email is received we will reach back out with next steps.
I am a member of the military community. I am looking for a new career or job, can you help me?
How do I know that Empower Employ is the right consulting agency for me?
- We understand what military veterans and spouses bring to the table at an organization when they leave the service and military community because we've been there, done that.
How does Empower Employ customize your services for my company?
- We will evaluate the strengths and potential gaps within your veteran and military spouse hiring process, or even help you create a solid one. We will highlight how onboarding this community can save your company time. We will even assist with creating, or helping strengthen, a military diversity resource group to help your veteran or military spouse employees as they transition from the military into your company.
My company wants to hire more veterans/military spouses, but we don't know the best ways to go about that. How can Empower Employ help?
- We know the veteran and military spouse community, because we are veterans and military spouses. We know this community comes in all kinds of "flavors" with different skills and experiences. Our LINK For Business workshop can help you make sense of what it means when you talk to a veteran who was a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardian, Marine, or Coast Guardsman. We break down the stereotypes we've all seen from Hollywood and provide tips, techniques, and best practices when interviewing both veterans and military spouses. We even talk to you about some of the fantastic benefits that come with hiring from this community.
If I hire a veteran, are they going to be yelling all the time and/or barking orders at my other employees? What about PTSD?
Is Empower Employ strictly a staffing company?
Military spouses are valued members of their community, both on and off the installation. Collectively, military spouses are an extremely intelligent, well travelled, diversely educated and resilient group of people. They are ready to bring all of these traits, and more to your organization. Military spouses want to be hired!
Are incredibly diverse and possess a strong skill set.
Are very competent at stress management.
Have a personality that just can’t be beat.
Are savings oriented.
Are well educated.
Possess an extensive network.