Strategy resulting in a better JFS

It is a new day at Job and Family Services. Change won’t occur overnight, but, make no mistake about it, change is underway. The JFS our staff and our consumers know now is evolving into a stronger, better organization. We …

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One-Stop Resource Center opens today in Justice Center

  Service providers are teaming up to deliver direct support for citizens in one place – the Hamilton County Justice Center.  The Hamilton County One-Stop Resource Center will be available today and every final Friday of the month in the …

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Ohio Means Jobs employee earns county recognition

Brandy Scott-Herman, a career coach supervisor at OhioMeansJobs, just won a Hamilton County Circle of Excellence award for Outstanding Service. Here is part of her nomination: “Brandy Scott-Herman guided and grew a program in 2019 that literally helped thousands of …

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County job-training program puts Cincinnati man in the driver’s seat

  With help from Hamilton County Job & Family Services, Obadiah Cheatham went from searching for a decent job to fielding offers from several employers. You might say HCJFS put him in the driver’s seat. Obadiah Cheatham, and two of …

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Prevention/Retention/Contingency (PRC) program growing

The Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS) PRC team is expanding again. Just a few short months ago the PRC team consisted of three staff members which grew to five and will expand to seven staff during February. Additional …

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Project LIFT expands our role in helping families

Hamilton County Job and Family Services is excited to be part of a new effort to lift local families and support them on their way to self-sufficiency. Project LIFT will launch in January, a $5 million, public/private effort to remove …

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OMJ-CinHam exceeds expectations in annual review

A recent one-year survey of Ohio Means Jobs-Hamilton County performance shows that Hamilton County outperformed similar metropolitan counties and showed substantial improvement over the previous 12 months in providing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services. OMJ-CinHam, operated by Hamilton …

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Public Assistance Interviews Moving to Phone

Intake interviews on public assistance cases will take place over the phone, rather than in person, starting July 17. This transition is happening for the convenience of the consumer, who will no longer have to travel downtown, pay for parking, …

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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.

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HCJFS, OMJ Job Training Program Earns National Honor

Hamilton County JFS has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.

NACo recognized HCJFS’ training partnership with Napier Trucking that resulted in six people gaining employment that pays at least $900 per week.

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