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Dear Central Ohio Community,

The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio (WDBCO) is committed to social and economic justice for African Americans within our region. We grieve with the family of George Floyd and countless others who have lost their lives at the hands of police brutality, and we stand with peaceful protesters across our nation.  We recognize that the time is now to do all that we can to find compassionate and measurable ways in which to make Central Ohio a place where racial equity exists in all aspects of our community and economic life.


WDBCO remains committed to removing barriers that unduly hinder those seeking skills, credentials and job opportunities that pave the way towards livable and family sustaining wages. We will continue to champion employment practices that eliminate workplace bias and that promote diversity and inclusion in earnest.  Finally, we will continue to work with those employers, organizations and leaders that share our passion for economic justice.

“Tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”


― Martin Luther King Jr.