December 03, 2013
Workforce Board sees results in local job creation
A community partner of the Chamber has announced significant results in hiring at regional businesses.
In its just released Annual Report, the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board celebrated numbers that surpassed previous years - and showed the impact of federal workforce investment spending in Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
For Fiscal Year 2013, the SuperJobs Center, the one stop job center in the city and county, served 5,198 job seekers. Of those, 365 enrolled in skills training, and 113 were hired through the use of On-the-Job Training Accounts. Almost 800 found jobs with the help of the staff at the SuperJobs Center compared to 422 the previous year. During the same year, more than 300 employers used the services at SuperJobs for help in hiring, up 33% from 2012. A total of 127 hiring events, staffed by SuperJobs, were also held during the year.
"Workforce services make a difference," said Sherry Kelley Marshall, President/CEO of the SWORWIB. "Ask any one of the 800 people who got a job with the help of these services. It is important to realize that getting people back into the workforce makes our regional economy stronger."
SuperJobs is managed by Hamilton County Job and Family Services. The SWORWIB, an affiliate of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, oversees policy, performance and funding for the public workforce system in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, which includes the SuperJobs Center.