"We are committed to leading the way by connecting jobseekers and employers, supporting both with our knowledge of the Central Ohio labor market, our understanding of workplace needs and skill development, our advocacy for public policy that mutually benefits both, and our belief that an inclusive and dynamic regional economy creates economic opportunity. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you, whether a job seeker, employer, or community partner towards a Central Ohio where all can unlock their potential for success."

- Lisa Patt-McDaniel, President and CEO

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Business Solutions:

Are you a business that has had to make the hard decision to furlough or layoff valued employees? Are you at a point that you are ready to bring people back and/or make permanent layoffs?


Franklin County Skill Boost:

Learn more about how we are helping job seekers who have been affected by the pandemic through our Franklin County Skill Boost Initiative!

In partnership with the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.


Future of Smart Work:

We co-sponsored Fast Forward: The Future of Smart Work in Central Ohio, a study aimed at stimulating job growth in smart city-related industries in the wake of the pandemic.

Click the link below for the overview, our recommendations, and access to the full report. 


Virtual Hiring Event:

Our February CORRE Virtual Hiring Event is currently running through 11:59PM Saturday.

Do not miss this chance to connect directly with local employers, and remember you can join in at anytime!

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Westerville Hiring Event:

We have teamed up with several partners to host another Greater Westerville Virtual Hiring Event!


Registration opens at 8AM on Wednesday, March 3rd for the event running March 11-13.


Youth Services:

We collaborate with community partners to provide academic and career readiness services for youth ages 16-24 who participate in the Achieve More & Prosper (AMP) program.

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1650 Lake Shore Dr.

 Suite 110

Columbus, OH, 43204

Our mission is to partner with area businesses and organizations on workforce needs so that people are fully employed at their ability and potential in the thriving Central Ohio economy.

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