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

2014-2015 COWIC Annual Report

Click the image above to read the report. To download the 2014-2015 COWIC Annual Report, click here. Our greatest measure of success is in the people we place. It is always our goal to empower job seekers to transition to permanent, self-sustaining employment in the shortest timeframe possible and to connect our business

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,

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.

COWIC staff featured in 13th Who’s Who in Black Columbus

Several COWIC employees are featured in the 13th Who’s Who in Black Columbus book, unveiled during a reception at The Ohio State University on October 27, 2015. COWIC President and CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert is prominent on the cover of this year’s book, and also profiled as one of Columbus’ Game

COWIC staff gets fit at Health and Wellness Fair

COWIC employees took part in an onsite Health and Wellness Fair where vendors, fitness instructors and healthcare professionals brought information and fun to our location. Employees were able to take part in yoga, boot camp, tai chi and line dancing classes, and receive mini massages for relaxation. They were also encouraged

Spring 2015 Honors & Congratulations

COWIC Board Members Honored  Anthony Trotman, Director of the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services, was named the 2015 Champion of Children by the United Way of Central Ohio. Mr. Trotman leads the largest agency in the county under the Franklin County Board of Commissioners supporting childcare initiatives