Job & Family Services Office of Workforce Development
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 14-24.

COVID-19 Guidance provides resources to assist with the Coronavirus pandemic.

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


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Grants provide temporary extra funding to help communities recover from unemployment as a result of plants closing, mass layoffs, and natural disasters.

Special Projects and Initiatives provides information on current special projects around Ohio as well as resources for writing grant proposals.

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

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.            

 Opioid Grants describes additional funds to combat the opioid crisis along and provides helpful resources on serving individuals with opioid use disorder.

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

Serving Ohioans with Disabilities. We strive to ensure centers are accessible to individuals with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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 Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Administration Definition - WIOA Administration costs include financial management, audits and legal services. Any monitoring, travel, information systems, cost of goods, or awards to subrecipients that are solely for the performance of administration functions must be captured as WIOA Administration costs. Refer to the WIOA Administrative vs. Program Handout for greater detail. 

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: 12/05/2022