Ohio Here to Help
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJS) has a new website designed to be a one stop source of information for Ohio's unemployed workers and their families. Ohio Here to Help assists users to:
- Search for a job
- Find education and training opportunities
- Learn about other supports available to them
- Food assistance
- Health care
- Child care
- Veterans' services
- Legal services
- Clothing assistance
- Youth employment
The "I Need Assistance With" section provides helpful information about a variety of topics.
- The Money section includes information about:
- Credit counseling
- Financial management
- The Housing section has information about:
- Foreclosure prevention
- Housing vouchers
- Energy assistance
- The Food section includes has information about:
- Online coupons
- Food assistance forms
- Supplemental food assistance
- Child summer food programs
- The Health Care Section has information about:
- Dental care
- Prescription drugs
- Youth health
- Skill Building section has information about oportunities to acquire new skills via the Learning Express Library from the State Library of Ohio. Visitors are required to register to gain access to this site. Once registered, they can use the tools available at no charge on an unlimited basis. The Learning Express Library offers:
- Practice tests
- Software applications
- Skill-building courses
- Job and career accelerator
- Youth section features job-search advice tailored specifically to teens
- Video section allows visitors to view videos on a variety of topics
"Stay Connected with Us!" allows visitors to register their names and e-mail addresses to receive notifications about upcoming events or other helpful resources related to their location or interest.
"Free Download" allows visitors to print a "Back on Track Checklist," which is an easy way to make sure they're getting all the assistance they need from all the resources on the site. It also contains many of the applications and forms mentioned on the site, so they can get a better idea of whether they might be eligible for various programs. In some cases, they can complete the paperwork prior to their visit to an office for assistance.
"Job Search" allows visitors to search more than 100,000 job openings in and near Ohio - by job title, industry, company or location - through a direct connection to Ohio Means Jobs.
"Skill Building/Youth/Video" provides important information.
"The Good News on Ohio Jobs" features current and archived news stories about Ohio's economy, people and businesses.