Our new Hamilton County Youth Employment Program provides jobs and year-round job readiness training for Hamilton County residents ages 14-21. We want to help young people in Hamilton County find work, explore careers and remove barriers to create a clear path to more education or a career.

To be eligible, young people must have a household income at 200 percent of the federal poverty level and/or have an eligible barrier to employment. When participants complete the program, they will have a written training plan to help them continue on the path toward their chosen career.

We’re investing $5 million in the Hamilton County Youth Employment Program. We’re able to do that thanks to voters who supported our Children’s Services levy. Boosting employment services and giving more help to older teens were two of the things we promised to do with levy dollars, so we are making good on those promises.

  • Earn $13 per hour
  • Earn incentives/bonuses
  • Get help creating a resume
  • Earn micro-credentials that will boost your resume
  • Transportation and ID assistance
  • Training opportunities to prepare for careers
Jobs may include:
  • Customer Service
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Urban Farming
  • The Arts
  • Technology
  • Government Administration
  • Hospitality
  • Landscaping
  • Healthcare
  • Office

Are you 14 to 21 and looking for a job? Click the button to apply!

Eligibility Application

Do you own a business that could employ a young person? Let us know.

Business Owners




Talbert House and Harbor have partnered with the Hamilton County Youth Employment Program to deliver our program to youth across Hamilton County.

  • Remote Pilot Certificate-Drone
  • Computer Programming
  • Web Coding
  • Web Design/ Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Robotics
  • 3D Printing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Certified Logistics Associate-CLA
  • Certified Logistics Technician-CLT
  • Emergency Medical Technician-EMT
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Customer Service Certification
  • ServSafe – food handler certificate
  • CPR/First Aid
  • OSHA 10-hour safety course
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Introduction to PC Security
  • Wireless Networking
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word/Office 365
  • Introduction to Quickbooks
  • Manufacturing Fundamentals
  • Manufacturing Applications
  • Certificate in Integrative Behavioral Health
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Terminology

Partnered Employers Include:

  • PES- Playground Equipment Services
  • Cincinnati Parks and Recreation
  • Springfield Township Public Works
  • Whole Foods
  • Grand Sands Volleyball
  • Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society
  • Permaganic Ecogarden
  • Davis Cookie Collection
  • Central State University
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Hamilton County Public Library
  • (Kilroy) McDonalds
  • Meineke (Harrison)
  • Goldstar Chili
  • United Dairy Farmers
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Tom & Chee
  • Remke Grocery
  • Buskens
  • LaRosa’s
  • Montgomery Inn
  • Amazon
  • FedEx
  • Cincinnati Zoo
  • Timeless Studio
  • Revolution Dance Theatre
  • DeVine Lux Clothing & Apparel

Curriculums Provided by our Partners at:

  • Allied Construction Industries – ACI
  • Cincinnati State
  • Code for Kids
  • Freestore Foodbank
  • Great Oaks
  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
  • Columbia University
  • Red Cross
  • National Retail Federation

Other Community Partners Include:

  • YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and the Achiever’s Program
  • Columbia University’s Workplace Center
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Great Oaks
  • DAD’s Initiative
  • The Fatherhood Program
  • Central State University
  • Cincinnati Public Schools
  • Hamilton County Public Library
  • Central Community Health Board
  • Community Action Agency