Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development
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Adult Services

The Adult Services program, under the Workforce Investment 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 levels of service:

  1. Core services includes outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information.

It's Working!

During the last program year, 
Ohio served over 16,020 adults with WIA intensive and training services. 
Over 86% of adults who found jobs, kept them.

Intensive services includes comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans, counseling and career planning.

  1. 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 eligible training provider or participate in an employer-supported training.

View more information on services and contact your local OhioMeansJobs Centers.


For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1618
Phone: 1-888-296-7541, Option 3
                                                                                                                                    Last Update 09/23/2014