Samuel Adams is a good example of what happens when agencies work together to focus on the needs of the customer.
State workforce representative Leah Winkler made contact with Samuel Adams and learned that they were adding an additional shift. She was able to offer recruiting assistance, but knew of other service available through OhioMeansJobs. She quickly enlisted the help of OMJ staff to provide financial assistance in the form of on-the-job training reimbursement. At OhioMeanJobs, the business service team is a fully integrated unit. OMJ staff, veterans representatives and the state workforce development team act as one unit. This resulted in eight employees receiving training through the on-the-job training program and Samuel Adams was able to receive recruiting assistance at no cost.
“The team OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati – Hamilton County (formally SuperJobs) responded quickly to my request for assistance with workforce expansion. The state and county developed a customized approach which included recruiting qualified talent and followed up by identifying appropriate training programs which allowed Samuel Adams Cincinnati Brewery to offset training costs,” said Amy Viessman, SR. HR Generalist at Samuel Adams.