Assess/Train New Employees at No Cost
The REES Hiring Incentive Project was designed to connect unemployed participants with physical disabilities and/or health conditions with on-the-job training that could potentially lead to continuing employment. REES assists employers in hiring qualified people with physical disabilities and/or health conditions.
This project will pay for a time-limited period (maximum of 80 hours) of on-the-job training and assessment. If job performance is satisfactory, the employer agrees to provide ongoing employment. Wages during the training period, as well as Workers Compensation coverage, are provided by the RHIP Project.
Minimal Paperwork Needed
For RHIP Assessment Placement employers complete an evaluation form regarding job performance upon conclusion of the 80 hours. The purpose of this is to determine the individual’s ability to perform the required job duties or identify possible workplace accommodations.
REES Hiring Incentive Project Benefits:
- Up to a maximum of 80 hours of paid wages are covered through REES
- This assessment time lets you train at no cost
- Ongoing support as needed
- Workers Compensation covered by REES
- Participants gain valuable work experience and assess workplace accommodation needs
- Employers gain disability awareness training
The goal for the RHIP Job-Oriented Placement is that the employer continues to provide ongoing employment when the program ends, assuming that the employee performs satisfactorily during assessment period. During initial assessment placement, participants will be employees of REES and are covered under REES Workers Compensation.
For employers, this project is open to for-profit and non-profit employers and municipal governments. Eligible participants include people with physical disabilities and/or health conditions who are registered with Reaching E-Quality Employment Services. Special emphasis will be placed on job seekers who are Immigrants, Indigenous or mature workers (50 years of age and older).