Helping All Ohioans Return to Work

Sep 28, 2020 | News, Newsletter

J.P. Nauseef


Like the rest of the nation, Ohio faces historically high unemployment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The impact, at its height, has reached more than a million displaced workers, disproportionately touching Ohio’s economically vulnerable populations.

In response to this employment crisis, JobsOhio, the state’s private nonprofit economic development corporation, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) have partnered to launch an initiative called Ohio To Work. The goal of this initiative is for employers to find the workers they need while ensuring workers have the skills employers desire. Ohio To Work aims to accomplish this through a mix of accelerated job exploration, coaching, innovative financing, and training in collaboration with leading employers, training providers, and nonprofits across Ohio.

The Ohio To Work initiative is a pilot in the Greater Cleveland area made possible with the help of JobsOhio’s network partners, as well as the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Ohio Development Services Agency, Ohio Means Jobs, Urban League of Greater Cleveland, and Goodwill of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, not to mention an array of forward-leaning Ohio employers. It is an honor to provide our resources so that our regional workforce development system can provide the best possible opportunity for career and job transition in the nation. If you are not in the Cleveland area, we encourage the businesses and displaced workers in your areas to reach out to Ohio Means Jobs.The technology and tools being leveraged in the Ohio To Work pilot are being shared throughout the Ohio Means Jobs network on an on-going bases.It has never been more crucial than it is right now to connect workers armed with the right skills to the employers that need them.

Ohio has the talent, drive, and determination to get back to work. To learn more about all of the workforce initiatives JobsOhio offers, including Ohio To Work, please click here.

Very respectfully,
J.P. Nauseef
President and CEO

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