The Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services along with the eight counties listed below implemented a call center know as COLLABOR8. These nine (9) JFS Departments share a telephone and imaging system between counties to service public assistance consumers.
A Sandusky County Grand Jury recently indicted Fremont resident, Kelly Provonsha, on charges of tampering with records and grand theft.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) strengthens and improves our nation’s public workforce system and increases economic opportunities for individuals in the United States, especially youth and individuals with significant barriers to employment, to secure and advance in employment. WIOA reaffirms the role of the customer-focused one-stop delivery system, a cornerstone of the public workforce development system, and enhances and increases coordination among several key employment, education, and training programs. The OhioMeansJobs Center in Sandusky County, in partnership with 23 agencies, provides these services to employers and job seekers. The Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services currently contracts with WSOS, CAC, Inc. to provide these services. Below is a list of the job seeker services offered at the OMJ Center:
Career Services- The OMJ Center provides resources such as books, dvd’s; job listings; area maps; interview tips; resume writing; copy and fax machines; internet access; telephones; and more to job seekers of any age and/or walk of life.
Individual Services- Individual Services are provided to those job seekers who are unable to find work in Career Services. Some examples of Individual Services are as follows: In-depth assessments, development of an Individual Employability Plan, Pre-vocational services and counseling and career assistance.
Training Services- Training Services allow those who are unable to find employment thru Career or Individual Services to enter into a training program to obtain necessary skills to start a new career.
The OMJ Center exists to bring employers together with qualified job applicants. We work with employers to recruit potential employees as well as to test and screen applicants for employers. We also offer at no cost to the employers:
- Training and educations programs
- Posting of job orders
- Tax credit information
- Interview space
- Labor market information
- Rapid response to downsizing or layoffs
- Basic Pre-Employment Testing
- Mass Recruitment
The WIOA Youth program is contacted to EHOVE Career Center to provide WIOA services to at-risk youth age 14-24. The following are the services provided to these youth to assist them in achieving a diploma/degree, employment and, in some cases, literacy and numeracy gains:
- Study skills training
- Instruction leading to completion of secondary school program (including dropout prevention)
- Alternative school services
- Mentoring by appropriate adults
- Paid and unpaid work experience (such as internships and job shadowing)
- Occupational skills training
- Leadership development
- Supportive services necessary to fulfill educational and employment objectives
- Counseling and follow-up services
- Financial Literacy
- Entrepreneurial skills training
- Labor Market and employment information services
- Activities that prepare youth for post-secondary opportunities
- Education/training for specific occupation