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Subject: News


> Big changes in county employer/employment network
> Center moves downtown from Roselawn on March 7
>
> March 2, 2005 -- Hamilton County's workforce development efforts change
> dramatically next week with the opening of an easy-to-find job center,
> donning of a more-recognizable name, and hiring of a new operator.
>
> Starting Monday, March 7, the county's "one-stop" job services move
downtown
> to 1916 Central Parkway from 1811 Losantiville Road in Roselawn.
>
> The name Super Jobs replaces Southwest Ohio Career Resource Network.
>
> And, on April 1, Pennsylvania-based Arbor E&T begins a two-plus-year
> contract to manage One-Stop operations and Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
> services. Arbor, the nation's second-largest workforce development system
> operator, replaces Texas-based ACS State and Local Solutions. ACS ran the
> career resource network for three years.
>
> The contract includes a list of performance criteria for Arbor, covering
> areas such as job seekers trained and employed and employers engaged in
> hiring participants.
>
> "This is a big step," said Hamilton County Department of Job and Family
> Services (HCJFS) Welfare Reform Executive John Young, who is serving as
> interim director of the local Workforce Investment Board until April 15.
> "This is a big change.
>
> "The new location is more assessable - more centrally located - for the
> business community looking for people to fill jobs... and for people in
the
> community looking to find work."
>
> Young stressed that Super Jobs, which will also operate a Web site with
that
> name, will serve "anybody looking for a job - our clients, staff,
neighbors,
> friends, family ... any citizens looking for work can use this. Its
purpose
> is to link employers and employees."
>
> The center will offer a wide variety of services such as staffing services
> for businesses, labor market information, resume help, assess to job
> postings, and skill development. Walk-ins are welcome.
>
> HCJFS serves as fiscal and administrative agent for the WIA funds. The
> agency serves at the direction of the Hamilton County Board of County
> Commissioners, Cincinnati City Council and the Workforce Investment Board.
> The board is comprised of business leaders (at least 51 percent) and
> "required partners" such as ODJFS, HCJFS, Great Oaks, Cincinnati State,
> Cincinnati Public Schools and other public and private entities.
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