Job & Family Services
Office of Workforce Development
|The Office of Workforce Development operates several federal programs that focus on improving Ohio’s workforce through career and job search related services, assistance to employers, training, and education. These workforce programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Agriculture. The Ohio Farm Worker Program helps employers find US workers who are willing to relocate to fill temporary agricultural and food processing jobs.
Apprenticeship. Teaches high-level skills for today's workplace by combining classroom and on-the-job training.
Foreign Labor Certification. Helps Ohio employers to hire foreign workers when there are an insufficient number of U.S. workers who are willing, able, or available to perform a job.
During the past program year, Ohio provided over 592,629
adults and dislocated workers with self-service
and information activities
through the One-Stop System.
Labor Market Information. Find reports and data about employment and unemployment, wages and earnings, job outlook, training resources and careers.
Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion. Responds to plant closings or layoffs with no-cost information about services. Businesses that lay off 50 or more workers are subject to WARN notification rules.
Statewide Initiatives. Offers the state an opportunity to pilot new programs or target specific populations.
Veterans - Services to alleviate unemployment and underemployment for veterans and other eligible persons.
Wagner-Peyser - Provides labor exchange services, such as job search assistance, job referral, and placement assistance for job seekers, and recruitment services for employers with job openings.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) - Focuses on helping adults and dislocated (laid-off) workers upgrade their skills, find and retain self-sustaining employment.
Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) - Tax incentive for hiring individuals from certain groups of disadvantaged job seekers.
View Statewide Initiatives.
For more information, contact OWD.
Last Update 07/12/2013