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COMING UP! – “State of the Workforce” at Columbus Metropolitan Club Wed. Sept 27

Brent Orrell, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a thought leader in workforce development and criminal justice reform, will be the featured speaker. He will be joined by WDBCO CEO Lisa Patt-McDaniel and guest host Archie Williamson, founder of Diversified Systems and former WDBCO Board Chair. Reservations are required. Details and registration information are available atRead More »

Career Coaches Take OhioMeansJobs Directly to the People at Columbus Metropolitan Libraries

In addition to the full-service offerings, Monday – Friday 8 – 5 p.m. at our Job Center at 1111 E. Broad Street, OMJCFC is placing outreach specialists “to meet the people where they’re at,” announced OMJCFC Career Services Project Director Sonya Gant. “We believe it makes sense to reach into the community and offer full-serviceRead More »

New WDBCO Data Dashboard Provides Valuable Insight into Workforce Trends

Want to know what jobs are in demand, who’s hiring, or how many people are actively looking for work? WDBCO has premiered a new Workforce Data Dashboard at wdbco.org offering extensive workforce data that can be easily accessed. The dashboard project, led by WDBCO Policy and Performance Manager Kier Scott with support from summer internRead More »

Career Seekers Can Explore Thirty-Three Training Providers Who Qualify for Federal Education Grants

Want a new job or a better one? With thousands of job openings available in the region, our community needs everyone who can participate in the workforce to do so.  Toward that goal, the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides funding for training for eligible individuals – those who earn less than 300%Read More »

OMJCFC #ThursDate Events Directly Connect Job Seekers with Employers

On Thursdays, regularly since 2021, the Job Center has hosted a featured employer to directly connect with job seekers for immediate placement in in-demand jobs.   Open positions have run the gamut from entry-level to highly specific skill needs across many industries. Our #ThursDate with an Employer events focus on the need for some job seekersRead More »

Business Resources Featured in New WDBCO Workforce Ecosystem Map

Navigating the complex world of the local workforce system can be a daunting experience. WDBCO has developed and deployed an easy-to-use web interface or “mind map” that allows business and human resource professionals to identify and access a wide variety of services and resources.  “Businesses may not be aware of the many programs and services thatRead More »