Latest News for WOTC


The North Dakota WOTC office now has an online application process for North Dakota employers.  You can now submit the IRS form 8850, the ETA form 9061 and supporting documentation electronically to save time and receive faster processing and results.  Click the link below to get started.

Online access to the WOTC system

If you need customer service, please call 701-328-2997

Mandatory New Forms

Using the old forms may result in a denial. Click the links below to access the new forms.

WOTC ETA Form 9061 (Individual Characteristics Form and Instructions)

WOTC ETA Form 9175 (SAF for Long Term Unemployed)

WOTC IRS Form 8850 (Pre-Screening Notice Form) 

WOTC IRS Form 8850 Instructions

WOTC Target Groups

New Target Group as of 01/01/2016: Long-Term Unemployed


  • Veterans receiving SNAP benefits,
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability hired within 1 year of leaving active duty,
  • Veterans with a service-connected disability unemployed for at least 6 months,
  • Veterans unemployed for at least 4 weeks, and
  • Veterans unemployed for at least 6 months.


The following WOTC non-veteran target groups were reauthorized retroactively through December 31, 2014. The seven non-veterans target groups are:

  • Long-term Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients
  • Short-term TANF recipients
  • 18-39 year old SNAP (formerly food stamps) recipients
  • 18-39 year old designated community residents residing in designated counties
  • Vocational Rehabilitation referrals
  • Ex-Felons hired within 1 year of conviction and/or release from incarceration
  • Supplemental Security Income recipients

State WOTC Coordinator
Job Service North Dakota - Workforce programs
PO Box 5507
Bismarck, ND 58506-5507
Phone Number: (701) 328-2997
TTY: (800) 366-6888
Fax:(701) 328-4894