Workforce Partnership in Shelby County
The Workforce Partnership of Shelby County is a non-profit organization founded by private business leaders in the county.
The Goal is to prepare the emerging workforce through educational curriculum that teaches the skills needed to be an excellent employee and offers experiences exposing them to careers right here in Shelby County. The Partnership works hand-in-hand with the business leaders and county schools.
HometownOpportunity.com is a local job and career development portal that serves Shelby, Darke, Auglaize and Mercer Counties. Due to funding from the City of Sidney and the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, any company in Shelby County can build a company profile and post jobs at no cost.
Hometown Opportunity has a variety of career development tools that are used by the Workforce Partnership and local schools to expose students to the many career opportunities in the region.
For more information, visit www.hometownopportunity.com
Ohio Incumbent Worker Training
The Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program fills a gap in current workforce development programs by providing needed training funds to Ohio’s incumbent workforce through a unique public/private partnership. The goal is twofold: allow employers to retain and grow their existing Ohio workforce and create a statewide workforce that can meet the present and future demands in an ever-changing economy. The Program is a reimbursement based grant that offsets employer costs associated with upgrading the skills of their incumbent workforce. For more information, see https://www.development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_wtvp.htm
On-the-Job Training is a federally funded program that helps employers hire and train individuals for long-term employment. This is an opportunity for an employer to work with his or her local OhioMeansJobs Center to recruit, pre-screen and hire new employees, and to train them in specific skills. The employer is reimbursed for the costs of training, up to 50 percent of trainees’ wages during training period.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
This program gives eligible Ohio employers a federal tax credit for hiring individuals from nine target groups of disadvantaged job seekers. Depending on the target group and duration of employment, tax credits can range from $1,200 to $9,600 per eligible employee.
JobsOhio Workforce Grant
The JobsOhio Workforce Grant was created to promote economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing funding for the improvement of worker skills and abilities in the State of Ohio. Grant decisions are based on a number of project factors, including but not limited to job creation, additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, project return on investment, and project location.
The JobsOhio Workforce Grant focuses on a company’s training costs, which may include the following:
Return to Work Incentives (BWC)
This proactive and flexible program provides layoff aversion services to employers, funds special projects or initiatives, and helps workers affected by mass layoffs transition to reemployment. Employers and employees who are facing a potential or current mass layoff or facility closure are eligible for Rapid Response services.
Businesses and entrepreneurs have access to a statewide network of resources through this nationally-recognized initiative. The network provides access to business expertise, mentorship, capital and talent to help turn great ideas into thriving companies and well-paying jobs.