October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

COWIC/ OhioMeansJobs-Columbus Franklin County is a proud participant of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This

September is Workforce Development Month

September is Workforce Development Month! Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corp. (COWIC) is the Workforce Investment Board for Columbus and Franklin County, which aims to connect job seekers and businesses with the training, resources, and employment services needed to support economic development. During the month of September, COWIC will be hosting

July job expos bring out young jobseekers

This spring, Mayor Michael Coleman charged COWIC, business leaders and community organizations to connect employers with central Ohio youth and young adults looking for work through the Youth Employment Challenge. At COWIC, there were two job expos, July 8 and July 22, held specifically from 16-24 year olds. Nearly 100 young jobseekers

More than 500 central Ohio job seekers attend hiring event

More than 500 residents participated in Franklin County’s annual Empowerment Day & Resource Fair event held on July 15, 2015, at Columbus State Community College’s Conference Center. Empowerment Day provides legal guidance on issues of custody and visitation, as well as referrals, financial counseling, work training, and a job fair. This

Franklin County Green Corps: Growing Skills to Meet the Growing Need

Behind the beautiful ground at Franklin Park Conservatory, or ’Buy Me Now!’curb appeal at many Central Ohio homes, there are stories. While most of us see a nice picture, some talented person or team with a wicked green thumb and knowledge of agricultural science, sees his or her hard work in full bloom. Still, just

Join Us for Columbus’ Youth Employment Challenge

On Wednesday, May 20th, Mayor Michael B. Coleman joined COWIC President Suzanne Coleman Tolbert and Raising Cane’s CPO Elizabeth Dennis to announce the Youth Employment Challenge to urge local employers to hire teens and young adults ages 16-24. “There are many young people in our city who want to work but cannot find employment,” said

S.O.A.R.hire! Employer Resource Center

S.O.A.R.hire! Summer is a great way to fill your summer seasonal positions. The Franklin County Board of Commissioners, Mayor Andrew Ginther, and COWIC/ OhioMeansJobs invite you to join the Central Ohio business community in making a commitment to offer summer employment to young workers ages 18 – 24.  Work experience has proven to have a significant, positive

2015 Winter Newsletter

New Year, New Approach: A message from the President & CEO AS WE SETTLE INTO THE NEW YEAR, the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC) and OhioMeansJobs- Columbus- Franklin County (OMJ-CFC) are excited to welcome a fresh approach to workforce services in central Ohio. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act