OWD also assists job seekers through maintaining Ohio Means Jobs, an online job matching system that brings both employers and job seekers to one easy-to-use website.
OWD administers Workforce Investment Act programs. The Dislocated Worker Program is designed to assist laid-off employees in obtaining new jobs with comparable wages. We oversee Adult Programs that help eligible Ohioans find and retain meaningful employment. OWD also has a special interest in Ohio's Youth by serving as an information clearing house of innovative programs that foster leadership, work experience, and literacy to prepare youth for careers. We track, manage, and report performance data at the state and local level for these programs.
We partner with the Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Department of Development, the Governor’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor. Working together, we can maximize our state and federal resources to advance our workforce and our economy.
The following links provide more detailed information about additional OWD programs:
Foreign Labor Certification
Labor Market Information (LMI)
Ohio Farm Worker Program
Ohio Workforce Systems (formerly SCOTI)
Wagner Peyser (Labor Exchange)
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1618
Phone: 1-888-296-7541, Option # 3
Last Update 12/09/2011