There are various job services available through the Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services (CCDJFS). We collaborate with community partners to offer job seekers, workers and employers a full range of employment-related services. All of these services are designed to help individuals and businesses realize economic success, with a workforce equipped with the skills employers need.
Ohio Works First
Ohio Works First (OWF) is a financial assistance program providing cash benefits to needy families with a minor child for up to 36 months. Individuals are required to participate in a work activity to enhance their employment skills. Work activities could include education, job skill training, or basic job experience skills. After the 36-month lime limit, cash assistance is not available unless the CCDJFS approves a hardship or good cause extension. For child-only cases, there are no time limits for cash assistance. To learn more about OWF please visit the Ohio Works First page.
Ohio Means Jobs Services
The Ohio Means Jobs system is a partnership of local agencies and organizations that provide free employment-related services to job seekers and employers. Ohio Means Jobs provides job search tools, information on training and supportive services, workshops and much more. For employers, they offer recruitment services and help with workforce education and training needs. The services are available to all and are made possible through federal and state funding. Please visit the Ohio Means Jobs Services page to learn more.
Job Transportation (JARC)
The Job Access/Reverse Commute (JARC) program is available through the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County. The JARC program provides low cost transportation to jobs and employment-related activities such as child care and job training activities for public assistance recipients and eligible low-income individuals. For more information visit the Job Transportation page.
Summer Youth Employment
The TANF Summer Youth Employment Program is available for low income TANF-eligible youth in Columbiana County. The program allows eligible youth to gain valuable work experience while earning a paycheck to help meet basic needs. The Summer Youth Employment Program offers the opportunity for youth to develop a work history and have a current reference from an employer. The program is beneficial to employers by providing subsidized employment to companies during the summer months. Please visit the Summer Youth Employment page to learn more.
Senior Work Program
The Columbiana County Senior Community Service Employment Program places income eligible seniors, who are age 55 and older, in community service placement jobs at minimum wage. These participants are provided training and experience in an effort to encourage them to obtain unsubsidized employment. If interested please Visit the Senior Work Program page for more information.
Subsidized Employment Program
Employers are eligible to participate in SEP. You would be required to meet with our program coordinator to learn the details of the program and sign a contract. The individuals qualifying for the Subsidized Employment Program must reside in a household with a minor child or have a legal obligation to support a minor child who resides in Columbiana County and their income must be at or below 200% of poverty. Once you hire an employee you would be eligible to receive monthly subsidies of $500 per month for six months as long as the individual is earning $8.00 per hour and working at least 30 hours per week. The employee is eligible for work subsidies also.
For more information please contact Jana Keuper, Program Coordinator at 330-420-9675, ext 8105.