Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development
Adult Services

The adult services program, under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, is designed to provide quality employment and training services to help eligible adults find and qualify for meaningful occupation, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.

The goals of the program are to increase employment and retention in unsubsidized, private sector employment.
There are three types of services:


It's Working!  

During program year 2021, 
Ohio served over 9,838 adults
73.3% of adults finding employment, retained employment.

  1.  Basic career services includes outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information.
  2. Individualized career services includes comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans, counseling, and career planning.
  3. Training services. Customers are linked to job opportunities in their communities, including occupational and basic skills training. Participants use an "individual training account" to select an appropriate program from an workforce training provider or participate in an employer-supported training.

    For more information contact your local OhioMeansJobs center.  

Last updated: 01/10/2023