April 2016 Central Ohio Works Newsletter

S.O.A.R.hire! Summer Employment Initiative 2016 As the lazy days of summer approach, we are working to help central Ohio’s young adults find summer jobs and internships! While the application for 14-17 year-olds closed Friday, April 22nd, the S.O.A.R.hire! Summer Employment Initiative application is open until April 29th for young adults

February 2016 Central Ohio Works Newsletter

Ohio Bans the Box A message from the President & CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert On December 22, 2015, Governor John Kasich signed legislation that makes Ohio one of 20 states to ‘Ban the Box’ that asks about criminal backgrounds on job applications for public positions.  The legislation requires all public employers,

Ohio Bans the Box

A message from the President & CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert On December 22, 2015, Governor John Kasich signed legislation that makes Ohio one of 20 states to ‘Ban the Box’ that asks about criminal backgrounds on job applications for public positions.  The legislation requires all public employers, including counties, townships, and

December 2015 Central Ohio Works Newsletter

More than the minimum A message from the President & CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert In our assessment of what works and what doesn’t for employers in central Ohio, we have found a common element of success. Simply put: when companies invest in their employees, those employees work harder and stay longer.

More than the minimum

A message from the President & CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert In our assessment of what works and what doesn’t for employers in central Ohio, we have found a common element of success. Simply put: when companies invest in their employees, those employees work harder and stay longer. Reflecting on 2015, one

Restored Citizens Success Stories

Christopher Babbs came to COWIC in April 2014. A restored citizen (ex-offender), Babbs applied to and was selected to participate in Restoration Academy, a community partnership that helps ex-offenders gain self-sustaining employment. Babbs is a veteran and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He completed the 6-month, paid internship

On-the-Job Training Success Stories

MSC Industrial Supply MSC Industrial Supply is an industrial equipment supplier with an operation located in west Columbus. A large employer, MSC has hired several COWIC/OMJ-CFC job seekers through the On-the-Job Training (OJT) program. When another large employer had to lay off several employees, a COWIC job developer who was

National Apprenticeship Week in November

  Join COWIC/ OhioMeansJobs-Columbus-Franklin County and the U.S. Department of Labor for the first National Apprenticeship Week from November 2-6. Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. Companies that offer apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve