Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Resources for Citizen Re-entry

Justice-involved men, women and young adults and those recovering from substance abuse re-enter society and look to restart their lives, including a new job. Many times they are met with an uphill battle, and failure to get a job after release is a major factor in the high rate of recidivism according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

DLR has program and services for employers who are willing to hire individuals whose backgrounds may pose barriers to securing or retaining employment.

Federal Bonding Program

This program lowers risks on hiring justice-involved individuals and individuals recovering from substance issues. Click here for more information.


The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax credit that encourages employers to hire individuals in certain targeted groups which consistently experience high rates of unemployment due to a variety of employment barriers. Click here for more information.

Training and Support Services

DLR is prepared to adapt and customize its education and job training programs to meet the needs of participants and the changing demands of employers. Learn more by contacting a job service office near you.

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

An OJT is designed to provide job participants knowledge and skills essential to the performance of a job. This can include the introduction of new technology, production or service procedures, upgrading to new jobs that require additional skills and workplace literacy. Click here for more information.

Tuition Assistance

The Workforce Training program offers tuition assistance for eligible individuals in need of training to secure employment in an approved training program. These programs have been reviewed to ensure a high-wage and high-demand job upon completion of the training.

Soft Skills Training - Bring your 'A' Game to Work

Businesses indicate they need employees with more soft skills and a greater work ethic. In response, DLR is offering the curriculum Bring Your ‘A’ Game to Work. These workshops are developed to instill foundational behaviors and values in today’s workforce. After completing the program, participants will understand the long-term benefits of work ethic, setting a foundation for personal and professional success.