Diversity & Inclusion

Hiring Persons with Disabilities
People with disabilities have great potential to make valuable contributions to your business, yet individuals who are disabled have a much harder time securing employment. There are a number of resources available to Madera County businesses to make hiring an individual with a disability a smooth process. The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) program provides information, referrals and services on the following:

  • Tax Incentives for businesses that hire people with disabilities
  • Reasonable Accommodation
  • Disability Etiquette
  • ADA Resources
  • Assistive Technology (available at our One-Stop locations)
  • Workshops
  • Resources on many other subjects, questions, concerns and need

To access these resources and connect with this valuable pool of talent, contact our staff:

Bertha Vega
Program Manager
(559) 662-4508

Tax Incentives

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit incentive that Congress provides to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The main objective of this program is to enable the targeted employees to gradually move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while participating employers are compensated by being able to reduce their federal income tax liability. WOTC joins other workforce programs that help incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers. For forms or additional information, contact a Business Specialist at 559-662-4500.