Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development
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Federal Programs

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.

Apprenticeship  teaches high-level skills for today's workplace by combining classroom and on-the-job training.
Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) helps employers hire foreign workers when there are an insufficient number of U.S. workers who are willing, able, or available to perform a job.


It's Working!
During the past program year, Ohio provided over 592,629
adults and dislocated workers with self-service
and information activities
through our OhioMeansJobs Centers. 

Labor Market Information (LMI) compiles reports and data about employment and unemployment, wages and earnings, job outlook, training resources and careers.

Ohio Farm Worker Program  helps employers find workers who are willing to relocate to fill temporary agricultural and food processing jobs.

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.

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.

 new2 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law June 2014, supersedes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) incentives for hiring individuals from certain groups of disadvantaged job seekers.

Last Update 08/4/2015