The National Employment Opportunity Network (NEON) is a not-for-profit 501C organization founded in 1996, dedicated to supporting cost effective government incentives to encourage employers to hire from groups that for historical and structural reasons have had difficulty finding and retaining jobs. In the long run, the modest cost of such incentives is surpassed by the savings on entitlement programs and the addition of new taxpayers to the tax system.
NEON's membership is composed of companies that provide services to other companies who want to hire from such groups. We provide help with staffing outreach, and administer government incentives that help to offset the higher costs of training and retaining new hires who do not have sufficient skills, education or experience to succeed on the job.
NEON supports legislation such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and related state and local incentives. In addition to supporting existing legislation, enhancements to existing statutes, and new laws, NEON works closely with the U.S. Department of Labor and other agencies at the state and local level to help ensure that the processes and bureaucracy associated with such programs balance the need to sustain the integrity of the programs with the importance of keeping the administration requirements reasonable.