On-the-Job Training

Did you know you can receive a 50% reimbursement for the wages you spend on-boarding your next new hire? Show-Me Heroes On-the-Job Training (OJT) has been designed with your business in mind!

Helping your Bottom Line!

Show-Me Heroes offers On-the-Job Training funds to help you save costs during your training process.

  • We reimburse you for 50% (up to 1040 hours) of wages spent during training.
  • We screen potential Veteran job seekers and refer them based on your qualifications.
  • You make the final hiring decision.
  • We do the paperwork and offer ongoing guidance and support.

Download the OJT Brochure!

How It Works

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  1. Contact your nearest Local Veterans employment Representative or Job Center OR email ShowMeHeroes@ded.mo.gov BEFORE YOU HIRE!
  2. Confirm your eligibility
  3. Identify eligible applicants who are:
    1. Referred to you through a career center or Veterans Representative OR
    2. Identified by you and referred to the career center or Veterans Representative.
  4. Develop a training plan and schedule. Our career center specialists can help!
  5. Complete and sign a training agreement prior to the start date of the OJT employee

Business Eligibility

  • No layoffs were issued, at any facility, to create the open position (or substantially equivalent position).
  • You have recalled, or attempted to recall, all employees for this position who were laid off within the previous 365 days (prior to date of OJT hire).
  • Open position must be permanent and full time (32+ hours per week).
  • The open position must be in an identified growth industry. (Career Center staff will be happy to assist with the identification process.).
  • Your business must participate in E-Verify.
  • Your business must be a Show-Me Heroes pledged employer.

Employee Eligibility

Veteran

  • Meets federal definition of a Veteran (Title 38 USC Chapter 42).
  • Other than dishonorable discharge.
  • Must be hired within one year from the date of discharge from active duty and have a DD-214 verifying discharge date and status.
  • Must be a dislocated worker

National Guard or Reserve Service Member

  • Deployed or activated for at least four months (domestic or international).
  • Other than dishonorable discharge.
  • Must be hired within one year from the date of discharge from a deployment/activation and have a DD-214 verifying discharge date and status.
  • Must be a dislocated worker

Military Spouse

  • Spouse of an active-duty U.S. Military Service Member (Active, National Guard, or Reserve Component).
  • The military member must have been deployed or activated for at least 4 months.
  • The military member must be currently deployed, or no more than one year past the date of discharge from a deployment.
  • Must be a dislocated worker