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In order to best protect confidential and other important data, the ODJFS website will no longer support several outdated web browsers. Effective December 5, Internet Explorer 6 or older, Opera 4 or older and Netscape Navigator will no longer work on ODJFS sites that are https-enabled. Individuals can download the most recent version of Internet Explorer here and the most recent version of Opera here.
Workforce Professionals  

Resources, tools, updates, and links on this page assist workforce professionals in serving the needs of individuals and businesses.

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.

Governance and Oversight information to help workforce professionals operate or support an OhioMeansJobs center.

 Grants and Funding  - suggestions for finding grant opportunities and resources for writing grant proposals.
 

 

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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's Local Workforce System links to workforce services, Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), and training for workforce professionals.       

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 (OJT) 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 (OWIP) provides incentives to local workforce areas who successfully place Ohio Works First recipients into employment and help them retain their jobs.

Ohio Workforce Systems describes how to access OWCMS. This is for approved workforce professionals only.

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.

Rapid Response and layoff aversion services help businesses avert or manage layoffs, and help workers obtain new employment. 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law as Public Law 113-128 on July 22, 2014, supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The WIOA Implementation page covers designation of local areas, funding, waivers, and external links. 

Workforce Inventory of Education & Training (WIET) where higher-learning institutions register to become an eligible training provider and list their programs online was implemented March 10th, 2016. 


National Resources
 

USDOL-ETA, the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Agency, offers tools, updates and links to assist the nation's workforce professionals.
NAWB, the National Association of Workforce Boards, represents the nation's Workforce Boards.
NACo, the National Association of Counties, represents county governments.
U.S. Conference of Mayors, Workforce Development Council provides a forum for mayors and city administrators.

 
                                                                                                                              Last updated: 09/04/2018