Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development

The Office of Workforce Development (OWD) manages programs to help businesses find good employees, funds job training to improve the quality of Ohio’s workforce, and administers tax credits to businesses hiring certain eligible workers. See a sample of our services and click on the programs or services listed below for more information. 

For more information on our programs and services, contact your  OhioMeansJobs center.
Programs and services:

Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) program is the first stage of employment-based immigration to hire foreign workers when there are an insufficient number of domestic workers willing, able or available to fill job openings.

OhioMeansAccessibility.com. Earn tax credits and diversify your workforce by hiring workers with disabilities.

Labor Market Information. Make good business decisions, develop job descriptions, and learn about wages.

Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker services. Find the talent you need each season through our outreach representatives in our centers. 

OhioMeansJobs.com. Post a job order for free and register to search resumes.

On-the-Job Training is a federally-funded program that helps employers hire and train individuals for long-term employment. 

Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion. Responds to plant closings or layoffs with free information about services. Businesses that lay off 50 or more workers are subject to WARN notification rules.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC) is a tax incentive program for businesses hiring individuals who face significant barriers to employment.

External resources

Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance. Find labor law documentation like minimum wage posters, minor work permits, and other information.
Development Services Agency. Attract, create, grow, and retain jobs through competitive incentives, and meaningful, targeted investments, including Ohio Third Frontier.
Federal Bonding Program, administered by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, is a business insurance policy free to the employer for the first six months. This incentive is designed to help a job applicant get and keep a job.
Ohio.gov has links to help you start your business and includes the Ohio Business Gateway.
Rural Development Business Program. U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with the private sector and community-based organizations to provide financial assistance and business planning.


                                                                                                                                    Last updated: 03/04/2022