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Business Solutions

Your Guide To Regional Resources

The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio Business Solutions team is here to help you attract and retain a skilled workforce.

We can design a customized plan to assist your business to connect with a skilled workforce, increase retention and reduce turnover.


Training and Development


​We support the future growth and performance of our economy’s workforce by funding training opportunities for current employees and our emerging workforce.

  • On the Job Training (OJT)

    • 50% of wages covered during training for qualified WIOA eligible employees.

  • Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

    • Training cost reimbursement up to $2,000 per individual

Labor Market Research

We provide businesses with relevant data to assist with workforce forecast and planning efforts.

  • General Labor Market Information (LMI)

  • Job Posting Analytics

  • Company Talent Profile

Workforce Strategy

As a proactive partner with the business community, we align our resources and intelligence to help local businesses acquire, retain, develop, motivate and deploy talent.


  • Sector Partnerships

    • e.g. Healthcare Sector Hospitals and businesses working together to develop a shared pipeline of nurses and surgical technicians.

  • Reduction in Workforce

    •  Rapid Response is a pro-active, business-focused, and flexible strategy designed to respond to layoffs and plant closings to reemploy and upskill impacted workers.

Workforce Pipelines

Through our advanced network of partner agencies, we assist companies connect to diverse talent pools throughout the region.


  • OhioMeansJobs Center

    • Virtual Hiring Events & Networking

    • Ohiomeansjobs.com

  • Connect to Community Partners and Businesses

  • Access to recently dislocated workers, youth & young adults, second chance/reentry, disability

Meet The Team

Opal Brant

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of Business Solutions

Windy Murphy

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Associate Director

of Business Solutions

Chance Shannan

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Associate Director

of Business Solutions

Workforce Partners

Contact Us

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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