Can Tax Credits Help Get You Hired? October 29, 2020 | Agency How WOTC may increase your chances for employment. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program provides an incentive to employers who hire individuals from ten target groups. You must: Be between the ages 18-39 Live in Crawford, Monroe, Paulding, Seneca or Van Wert counties OR in an empowerment zone (which are located in and around the larger cities of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati). OR have been unemployed for more than 27 weeks AND received at least one unemployment payment, What else makes you eligible? US Military Veteran Receiving food stamps Receiving Temporary assistance to needy families (TANF) A felony conviction or released from a correctional facility within the previous year, Having a disability Receiving SSI Providing WOTC program information to employers during an interview may increase your chances for selection.