OhioMeansJobs formerly MyWorkNet, OhioMeansJobs is a tool for job seekers and employers, hosted by Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, to assist in job search, employee recruitment, job training, and much more, with local OhioMeansJobs centers, including Fairfield County.
The Office of Workforce Development (OWD) is in charge of several new and exciting statewide initiatives that are funded with statewide funds. The purpose of these initiatives is to place added focus on special programs and populations that need financial support above and beyond local area funds.
Current statewide initiatives covering a wide range of issues are:
- Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) provides employment and training services to eligible individuals based on a comprehensive assessment for low-income Ohioans aged 16-24.
- National Dislocated Worker Grants provide temporary extra funding to help communities recover from unemployment as a result of plants closing, mass layoffs, and natural disasters.
- Ohio Learn to Earn An initiative to provide workplace training opportunities for eligible unemployment compensation claimants and those who have recently exhausted their unemployment benefits.
- Offender Network for Employment to STOP Recidivism Project (O.N.E.-STOPS) focuses on providing currently incarcerated offenders with job search skills necessary to immediately find employment upon release.
- On-the-Job Training is training by an employer to a paid participant while engaged in productive work that provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of that job and reimburses the employer for the costs associated with training.
- Ohio Works Incentive Program provides incentives to local workforce areas who successfully place Ohio Works First recipients into employment and help them retain their jobs.
- Incumbent Worker Training Program The Ohio Development Service Agency Program assists Ohio businesses with their investment in retaining workers.