Hiring Incentives

Take advantage of several employment incentives that are available for your business when you relocate here in Fresno County. Our Business Development team is always here to help.

 New Employment Opportunities (NEO) Program

Six month, short-term wage reimbursement program: 100% for first 3 months, 75% for following 3 months of the program (extensions available under certain conditions). Incentive available to qualified employers hiring qualifying Fresno County residents.


 New Employment Credit (NEC)

California hiring tax credit available to qualified employers hiring qualifying employees. Employment must be in Designated Geographic Area (DGA) and employer must obtain credit reservation on employee prior to hire. Credit is 35% of wages paid between 150% to 350% of California minimum wage. In certain pilot areas, credit is based on wages paid between $10.00/hr and 350% of minimum wage.

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Federal tax credit available for hiring qualifying individuals from certain target groups. Maximum tax credit ranges from $1,200 to $9,600, depending on the employee hired. Must complete specified form(s) before and after hire and must submit all forms within 28 calendar days of the employee's start date. WOTC is currently pending renewal.

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Employment Training Panel (ETP)

California hiring incentive. Provides for reimbursement of costs of customized training of new or existing employees. Upgrade employee skills by creating a customized training program through approved training agencies. Wage reimbursement amount varies by training and job type.

Learn more about the ETP

Business Development Team

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Clay Gilpin
Economic Development Coordinator

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