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OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati-Hamilton County helps woman get settled in Cincinnati

In the middle of April, a  woman came into the OhioMeansJobs center seeking assistance. She explained that she had just come from South Carolina with $25 in her pocket and was currently staying with a friend. She was very distraught and explained that she had left her son with relatives until she could get settled in Cincinnati. She was attempting to stay at a local shelter, but could not be admitted without an ID. She was directed to the Freestore Foodbank for assistance where she was issued a voucher for her ID. She then found out she needed additional documentation. After two weeks she was finally able to secure an Ohio ID and able to enter a women’s shelter. She came in and thanked the OhioMeansJobs staff who assisted her and said she was on her way to bringing her son to Cincinnati. She said that without the help of OMJ staff it would not have been possible.

The OhioMeansJobs center strives to assist our consumers in whatever manner we can within the boundaries of our capabilities.  Our generous community partners are there time and again for all people seeking assistance.

We now offer Excel, PowerPoint and Word Workshops on Friday’s 10:00-12:00!

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn or upgrade your skills. Our workshops are offered at no cost and they’re open to everyone. There is no pre-registration requirement.  The Excel, Word and PowerPoint workshops are hand’s on and held in our computer lab at the OhioMeansJobs Center, 1916 Central Parkway, Cincinnati on Fridays from 10:00-12:00 on a rotating schedule.

Check our Workshop Calendar for for classes and dates:

Workshop Calendar

PowerPoint I  

This class is designed as an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. The class will introduce students to the navigation ribbon, basics of slide creation and formatting, themes, slide transitions, and slide show presentation. Students will walk away from this class with a foundational understanding of the software as well as the ability to start a basic PowerPoint presentation.

PowerPoint II 

This class is the second class in a series on Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and will build upon basic skill-sets acquired in MS PowerPoint I or previous experiences. In this class students will learn more detail on arranging objects within a slide, animation, and audio/video features. Students will leave this class with the ability to create a more dynamic and visually stimulating PowerPoint presentation.

Excel I

This class is designed as an introduction to Microsoft Excel. The class will introduce students to the navigation ribbon, cell formatting basics, simple formulas, managing worksheets and saving/printing spreadsheets. Students will walk away from this class with a foundational understanding of the software as well as the ability to start a basic excel project such as a budget tracker.

Excel II

This class will build upon basic skill-sets acquired in MS Excel I or previous experiences. In this class students will learn how to create spreadsheets from templates, filter/sort data, work with basic functions, format tables and create charts.

Word I

This class is designed as an introduction to Microsoft Word. The class will introduce students to the navigation ribbon, basics of text manipulation and formatting, page layout, spelling/grammar check, and saving/printing documents. Students will walk away from this class with a foundational understanding of the software as well as the ability to start a basic Word project such as a resume or essay.

Word II

This class is the second class in a series on Microsoft Word and will build upon basic skill-sets acquired in MS Word I or previous experiences. In this class students will learn how to create documents from templates, work with headers and footers, create lists and tables and incorporate styles/themes into a word document.

See our Workshop Calendar:  Workshops

OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati-Hamilton County was named top veterans service center

The American Legion has named our OhioMeansJobs Center the number one center in Ohio and second in the Nation for assisting veterans.

In 2016, OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati-Hamilton County served about 800 veterans.  In January 2016, a “secret shopper” from Veteran’s Workforce Services found OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati-Hamilton County provided some of the “best professionalism in the state.”

OhioMeansJobs Cincinnat-Hamilton County staff take part in quarterly meetings of the Cincinnati Military Employer Consortium and hold many workshops, hiring events and career fairs for veterans. Staff are also involved in the Tristate Veterans Community Alliance, VA Quarterly Networking Group, Veterans Upward Bound and Hamilton County Veterans Treatment Court.

The award was presented Nov. 30.

OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati – Hamilton County

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Job Training Program Recognized Among Most Innovative in Nation

The National Association of Counties has chosen a Hamilton County Job and Family Services’ program as one of its 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work, recognizing the program as one of the most innovative government programs in the country.

The Association recognized the county’s partnership to help food assistance recipients obtain long-term self-sufficiency through training and employment in the trucking industry. Hamilton County partnered with the state of Ohio and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service in a first-of-its-kind partnership that trained food assistance recipients to drive trucks, resulting in jobs paying more than $45,000 per year.

“Your entry showcases one of the best innovations in county government, and, with appreciation, we are pleased to recognize your work to improve residents’ quality of life,” NACO president Bryan Desloge said, in recognizing the partnership.

The “Trucking Partnership” was originally recognized by NACo as a 2017 Achievement Award winner for government innovation in early May. Hamilton County Job and Family Services actually won three 2017 Achievement Awards for innovation, pushing the agency’s total to 16 achievement awards since 2009, more than any other government agency in Ohio.

The Brilliant Ideas at Work Presidential Initiative is a new initiative this year to highlight the best of the best when it came to innovative programs – the nation’s top 100 programs. Winners were announced Friday, June 2.

“We are proud to be recognized for innovative programming because it is outside validation that we are achieving our mission of improving the lives of Hamilton County residents,” said Moira Weir, director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. “This program in particular has led to nearly a dozen participants being able to better care for their families and we hope to soon expand it to serve more than 100 new people.”

The trucking partnership funds tuition for a $4,000 five-week course (80 hours in the classroom and 120 hours on the equipment) at Napier Truck Driving Training, Inc., as well as books and other fees needed to prepare for, and pass, a Commercial Drivers’ License test.

The agency targeted food assistance recipients who earn 130 percent of the federal poverty level or less. That means a family of four must earn less than $32,000 annually to be eligible. That family would receive a maximum monthly allotment of about $650, or about $21 a day to feed their family.

Graduates of the program have been awarded Class A licenses and are working full time in jobs paying $866 per week, or $45,032 annually.

“By earning a living wage and achieving long-term employment, they are stabilizing their family and establishing long-term self-sufficiency,” Weir said. “Stronger families make stronger communities.”

Workshops for Finding Employment with a Criminal Record

Talbert House, OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati-Hamilton County and Talbert House are offering workshops, starting Feb. 14 to help people with criminal records find work.

The workshops will be held at the North Central Library Branch from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays and at the Mt. Healthy Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Topics include: Child Support, BMV-License Reinstatement, Expunging and Sealing a Criminal Record, Hamilton County Office of Re-Entry, How to Get a Job with a Record and how to Get a Job and Keep It.

Due to limited seating, preregistration is required.

For more information, call Bonita Wood at 513-946-7282 or Tori Turner at 513-723-1400, ext. 1370.

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Cincinnati Job Corps

Did you know that the Job Corps program offers a career pathway for 10 Industries with recognized credentials right here in Ohio?    Students meeting criteria can then continue on to one of Job Corps Advanced Training programs.

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people  16 – 24 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.  These youth may have dropped out of high school or have graduated and chosen not to pursue college at this time.

How do I get started?  That’s the easy part.  Give Kirk Lynch a call at (513)-401-2486 and he will give you the time and place of an Information Session nearest to your location.  His office is at the OhioMeansJobs Center in Cincinnati. An Admissions Counselor can also travel for group presentations to your location.  Youth can also go online at www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov to begin an application and an Admissions Counselor will then make contact.

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