Creating better work relationships with millennials

Millennials, the generation between 21 and 32 years old, are currently the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, according to a 2014 study by Elance-oDesk and Millennial Branding. Nearly a million millennials will be entering the workforce this year. Though nearly 28% of this age group is already in a

S.O.A.R. hire! 2014-2015 Annual Youth Report

Click the image above to read the report. To download a PDF of the 2014-2015 S.O.A.R. hire! Annual Youth Report, click here. There are more than 20,000 opportunity youth in the Columbus Region, and the time for narrowing the gap between the need for services and federal and local policies

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

Youth Employment Challenge Job Expo

Several local employers are ready to hire  Central Ohio’s youngest workers! This is an opportunity to meet some of the employers that have taken Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s Youth Employment Challenge and committed to hiring job seekers ages 18-24!    When: Wednesday, July 22th, 10 a.m.- 2p.m. Where: COWIC/OhioMeansJobs - Columbus- Franklin

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

Baltimore’s Kids are Our Kids: A Message from the President & CEO

When I saw young men and women looting and burning their own neighborhood in Baltimore last month, the consequences of doing nothing to improve youth and young adult unemployment across our nation became abundantly clear. Seeing mother Toya Graham, in a moment steeped in desperation and raw love, grab her son and force

The 2015 S.O.A.R hire! Summer Initiative Application Is Closed

The application period for the 2015 S.O.A.R.hire! Summer Employment Initiative is closed. If you filled out an application, please continue to check your email for additional information from COWIC staff. If you have additional questions, please visit our 2015 S.O.A.R.hire! Summer Employment Initiative Frequently Asked Questions page. Fill out my online