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With high-tech manufacturing plants promising good jobs in Ohio, workforce developers race to get ready

One of the most auspicious aspects of the Biden administration’s surge in industrial policy legislation is the possibility of creating thousands of new, accessible, and tech-related blue-collar and “new-collar” jobs for people without college degrees.  The potential for such work has been most widely championed in the context of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act. Less noticed, though, is theRead More »

Career Pathway Tool

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Matt Damschroder recently announced enhancements to the Career Pathway Tool. The interactive tool makes it easy and fun to explore occupations within 16 career clusters, including “Health Science,” “Manufacturing,” “Information Technology,” and more. “Finding the right career path is an important and sometimes difficult decision,”Read More »


The OhioMeansJobs Columbus and Franklin County Job Center (OMJCFC) is partnering with the City of Columbus to present Opportunity Rising an in-person job fair on Saturday, January 28th.  Columbus is hiring for hundreds of positions across a variety of sectors from public safety to parks and recreation. Job openings range from entry-level to experienced professionals.Read More »

Workforce Evolution Conference, March 21 – REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW At a time when the need for skilled workers is high and the labor participation rate is at historic lows, employers must embrace new ideas and tap into new talent pools to meet the demand. Workforce Evolution will highlight workforce innovation by sharing knowledge and experience between employer HR teams and community-basedRead More »

WDBCO 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards 

Columbus, Ohio July 22, 2022 – The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio (WDBCO) will present its 2022 Annual Awards on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Mitchell Hall, on the campus of Columbus State Community College from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. A summary of the year’s highlights and notable awards will be presented fromRead More »

The Future of Smart Work in Central Ohio

In 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued the first-ever Smart City Challenge to accelerate the American smart cities movement. By challenging mid-size cities to use emerging transportation technologies to address their most pressing problems, the USDOT aimed to spread innovation through a mixture of competition, collaboration and experimentation… Click here to review theRead More »

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