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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 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 servicesRead More »

Together, Central Ohio Health Sector Partnership (COHSP) Builds Talent Pipeline for In-Demand Health Care Jobs.

While competition is expected and the norm between competing businesses, WDBCO has partnered with competitors to directly address critical talent shortages in the healthcare sector.  OhioHealth, OSU Wexner Medical Center, Mount Carmel, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Central Ohio Primary Care, and Primary One now collaborate as the Central Ohio Health Sector Partnership or COHSP.  Courtney Thraen,Read More »

Youth Career Exploration Focus of New Ohio Resources

Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, recently announced the launch of a new resource that provides information to students, parents, and teachers about the different career pathways available to high schoolers. The “Find Your Career Pathway” video aims to guide students in their educational journey to landing aRead More »

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