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Friday, July 19, 2024
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A diverse and educated workforce is key to the success of your business. These resources will help with your talent needs.

Local Educational Institutions
Jonathan Alder Local Schools
Tolles Career & Technical Center
Ohio University - Dublin
Regional Colleges & Universities

Local OMJ offices provide various services for businesses, including employee searches, job placement, applicant screening, and applicant interviewing. There are no fees for any of the OMJ services.

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OhioMeansJobs – Union County

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at Columbus State
The MEP at Columbus State is a full-service solutions provider for Central Ohio manufacturers. From consulting and product development to education and talent acquisition, MEP partners directly with manufacturers throughout the region.

MTC Mobile Training Lab Program
The MTC Mobile Training Lab (MTL) is a 40-foot mobile classroom that provides training for workers right on the job site. The lab is equipped with a production-quality CNC mill for creating quality, complex, precision parts and prototypes; a small robot from RobotWorx; 10 student computer stations, an instructor station, and more. Managed by Marion Technical College, the lab is available to employers in Union County to help incumbent workers learn the skills they need to advance their careers.

Ohio Office of Workforce Development
The Ohio Office of Workforce Development provides information and tools to Ohio's workforce system. The office administers federal programs that create a comprehensive statewide workforce system of employment services; hiring support and tax credits; and labor market information to employers and workers.

One Columbus
One Columbus serves as the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region. Their mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth throughout Central Ohio. The One Columbus team conducts business outreach to existing economic base companies, markets the Region to growing companies worldwide, conducts customized research to better understand the Region’s competitiveness and makes strategic economic development investments by leveraging public, private and institutional partnerships.

Veteran Resources

Ohio Department of Veterans Services
The Ohio Department of Veterans Services provides customized training for employers interested in learning more about veteran employment.

Hiring Our Heroes Programs
The US Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes program provides a variety of webinars and best-practice approaches to establishing employment programs for Veterans and Military members.

State of Ohio Programs

Apprentice Ohio Program
The Apprentice Ohio Program offers employers access to a pool of workers who are available to be trained in industry-specific skills. Each program includes at least 2,000 hours of structured on-the-job training and 144 hours a year of classroom instruction.

Rapid Response (RR) & Layoff Aversion
The Rapid Response Program is funded by the US Department of Labor and is designed to help employers and workers deal with the effects of layoffs and closures by minimizing disruptions associated with job loss and getting workers back to work as quickly as possible.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
WOTC is a tax incentive program for businesses that are hiring individuals who face significant barriers to employment., including Ohioans with disabilities and veterans.

Foreign Labor Certification (FLC)
The 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.

Hiring Ohioans with Disabilities Toolkit
This toolkit outlines assistance available to Ohio businesses that diversify their workforce by hiring workers with disabilities.

On-the-Job Training Program
The federally-funded On-the-Job Training Program helps employers hire and train individuals for long-term employment.

Ohio Incumbent Worker Training Program (ITWP)
The objective of the ITWP is to support training projects that will benefit local businesses and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees, resulting in increased employee productivity and growth/retention of the company’s workforce.

Ohio Tech Cred Program
The Ohio TechCred Program helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online. These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.

JobsOhio Workforce Grant
The JobsOhio Workforce Grant was created to promote economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing funding for the improvement of worker skills and abilities in the State of Ohio. Grant decisions are based on a number of project factors, including but not limited to job creation, additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, project return on investment, and project location.

Questions? Please direct questions to Jason Stanford, Development Manager, via email or by calling 614-873-3527 ext 119.