May is Fraud Awareness Month

May is Public Assistance Fraud Awareness Month in Ohio, and HCJFS is spreading the word that “Fraud Costs All of Us.” Each year, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services disburses more than $2 billion in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance …

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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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Williams “embraces the difficult” with help from HCJFS

Delores Williams is tough, and she is used to hard work. But getting her Commercial Driver’s License was a different kind of challenge. She worked in concrete construction for 16 years, but when she was sidelined by an injury, she …

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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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Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative returns

An effort to better serve fathers in Hamilton County returned this week after a two-year hiatus. The inaugural version of the Hamilton County Fatherhood Collaborative operated from 2012 to 2016. Building on that good work, Hamilton County Job and Family …

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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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Four employees honored for exemplary service

Four employees have been named winners of the agency’s ROCK STAR employee appreciation awards in the fourth quarter of 2018. The four winners, chosen from a list of six nominations, are: Sonya Bass, a home provider specialist in Child Care, in …

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Fatherhood Initiative featured in Enquirer

An opinion column in a recent edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer highlighted Hamilton County Job and Family Service’s efforts to revive the Fatherhood Collaborative of Hamilton County.  The collaborative will work to better serve and value fathers involved with HCJFS, as well as …

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Hamilton County JFS part of employment grant for heroin recovery.

Ohio’s workforce is expected to get an $8 million infusion to combat chronic absenteeism, drug-positive tests, productivity issues and a general lack of employees that have followed the opioid epidemic into the workplace. The money will go to an array …

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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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