Connecting Talent to Opportunities
As a leading provider of employment and training services for individuals with disabilities, ZoomWorks has built a strong track record for meeting employment needs throughout Greater Louisville and the surrounding areas for 30 years.
In settings as diverse as offices, stores, hospitals, schools, non-profits and manufacturing operations,
ZoomWorks connects employer opportunities to talented and responsible employees.
ZoomWorks success continues by building upon strong foundations with employers who value diversity and enrichment for the company, the employees, and the community.
ZoomWorks Employment Services
- Discover the skills you need in your workforce.
- Assesses the abilities, interest and work experience of our job candidates.
- Identifies potential candidates and arranges interviews so employers can make a confident hiring decision
- Provides employment specialist to ensure both new hires and employers
- Consults employers who wish to utilize WOTC,
Who has hired ZoomWorks talent?
Companies such as: The Home Depot, Kroger, University of Louisville, Cracker Barrel, Geek Squad, Galt House, UPS, and Norton Healthcare have embraced the unique opportunity to engage with talented individual with disabilities.
Engaging with ZoomWorks is a win-win situation, not only do employees benefit from the gratification of having a job, but businesses gain from their contributions through WOTC.
What is WOTC and Why Should an Employer Care?
WOTC is the acronym for The Work Opportunity Tax Credit, a federal income tax credit that encourages employers to hire certain job seekers, including individuals with disabilities.
How is an employer eligible for the credit and how much? The tax credit employers can claim depends upon the target group of the person hired, the wages paid to that individual in the first year of employment, and the number of hours that individual worked. There is also a maximum tax credit that can be earned.
For disability groups, the credit is available to employers who hire members of this groups, based on the individual’s hours worked and wages earned in the first year.
- If the individual works at least 120 hours, the employer may claim a tax credit equal to 25% of the individual’s first-year wages, up to the maximum tax credit.
- If the individual works at least 400 hours, the employer may claim a tax credit equal to 40% of the individual’s first-year wages, up to the maximum tax credit.
Employment Planning for the Employer
Both the job seeker and the employer receive the assistance of a ZoomWorks Employment Specialist consult with employers concerning the WOTC process in conjunction with providing support during the employee’s initial training period.
Beyond the initial training period, both employee and employer have the ongoing support of a ZoomWorks employment specialist.This support is just a phone call away.
How Does ZoomWorks Develop Candidates
Job Placement Competitive Employment and Supported Employment
ZoomWorks services help individuals find and keep employment consistent with their employment goals. Vocational counseling, job seeking skills, adaptive needs assessment, case management services, and job development are just some examples of the menu of services that might be used to assist one to find a job. These services are designed to help individuals be trained in and secure jobs they choose while helping employers strengthen workforce diversity.
Contact Zoom Group to learn more about services in your area at 502.581.0658.