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
Employees and clients from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) spoke candidly with OhioMeansJobs/ Columbus-Franklin County Job Center employees about their experiences searching for and keeping employment as people with physical and mental disabilities. “You’re not going to be able to work with your body, so you will have to work
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
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,
Archie D. Williamson, Jr., president and CEO of Diversified Systems, Inc., and chair of the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio, was named as the 2015 Executive of the Year by Columbus Business First BizTech, as published in the December 18, 2015 issue of Columbus Business First. This award recognizes one
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.
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 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
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
Employees go green to bring awareness to nonprofit organization COWIC President & CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert (center), and staff members celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year by wearing and eating green. A salad bar featured several healthy options for COWIC employees, and a chance to socialize during the lunch hour.