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By Amanda Tonoli  –  Staff reporter , Columbus Business First Mar 9, 2023 Updated Mar 9, 2023, 3:01pm ESTAn alliance of workforce development leaders will work to streamline support to better meet demand from the region’s major employers. Click here for article link A new partnership involving leaders from 18 counties aims to solve one of the most-pressing issues facingRead More »

Ohio/Franklin County Jobless Claims – WDBCO Statistics Dashboard

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) provides regularly updated data on unemployment claims filed in Franklin County. WDBCO compiles these statistics in our Employment Statistics Dashboard available here. WDBCO Employment Statistics.

Rapid Response and the WARN (Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification) Act

Ohio follows federal requirements under the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act which provides protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide written notice at least 60 calendar days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ Dislocated Worker Unit (Rapid ResponseRead More »

Workforce Evolution Conference, March 21 – JUST A FEW SEATS LEFT!

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-based workforce agencies. SpeakersRead More »

Forging New Pathways to Success with “Women at Work.”

The Woman at Work (W@W) Career Accelerator Program is the first-of-its-kind, cohort-style program designed exclusively for women impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, residing in Franklin County and ready to pursue new and improved job prospects and earning potential. Through extensive in-person coaching and shared immersive experiences, W@W cohorts build camaraderie and a sense of team,Read More »

263 and Growing; Pre-Apprenticeship Program Making an Impact

WDBCO’s Central Ohio Pre-Apprenticeship Hub is reaching out to schools and private industry to identify and engage candidates for in-demand careers. Working closely with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) and Apprentice Ohio, Jessica Weithman, Pre-apprenticeship coordinator at WDBCO has hosted several forums introducing schools and businesses to available funding, the pre-apprenticeship process,Read More »

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