The Federal Government recognized the challenge hiring employees with employment barriers. In response to this, they have incentivized employers as a way to assist in bringing otherwise disadvantaged groups into the workforce. Depending on the size and type of labor pool and geographic location of the workforce, these can have a substantial impact on your balance sheet.
Obtaining the credit takes specialized technical knowledge to certify and apply for this particular incentive. The credit is available for both taxable and tax-exempt organizations providing they both meet certain qualifications.