Training program helps job seekers TAPP into teaching potential

The Teacher Assistant Preparation Program (TAPP) is a ten-week, paid job training  program to prepare job seekers for careers in early childhood education. Through a partnership with COWIC/OhioMeansJob Columbus-Franklin County and the Childhood Development Council of Franklin County (CDCFC), participants will gain hands-on training and experience working with children in

New Hours of Operation for Job Center

The hours for the OhioMeansJobs Center are changing. Starting June 1, 2016, the center will open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday hours will be 8:00 a.m. until Noon. Extended Tuesday evening hours will be discontinued. The change comes as a response to customer

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

COWIC helps young adult ex-offenders find jobs

Program gives ex-offenders ages 18-24  help finding stable, permanent employment. It is proven that ex-offenders are more likely to stay out of the prison system and out of trouble if they are employed. However, finding a job when you have a record is not only difficult, but often frustrating. It

2016 S.O.A.R.hire! Summer Employment application has closed!

The online application period for the 2016 S.O.A.R.hire! Summer program has closed. Thanks for applying! We look forward to the start of internships in June. S.O.A.R.hire! Summer is a collaboration between Franklin County, the City of Columbus, COWIC/OhioMeansJobs, community organizations and businesses throughout Columbus and Franklin County. The program places

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,

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

GED Orientation Classes Start in January

Orientation for free GED classes will be offered at COWIC in January 2016, sponsored by Columbus City Schools Adult and Community Education. In order to attend GED classes, participants must attend a three-part orientation also held at COWIC offices at 1111 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205. Classes must be attended