WOSU is assembling a list of work-related resources during this time.

Pandemic Virtual Hiring Events & Resources

WOSU Public Media has collated a list of resources to help job seekers during this difficult time. These community organizations are continuing to offer programming and training – as well as additional resources in this time.

Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio and Ohio Means Jobs

With the novel coronavirus putting many jobs in jeopardy, the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio is seeking to connect potential workers with training and available positions. Watch the above Community Conversation with Stephanie Robinson of the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio to learn about important trainings that may benefit you, your family or friends.

From virtual job fairs to online training, learn how to connect to resources that can lead to future job security by visiting the links below:

Virtual Hiring Events

These virtual hiring events give you an opportunity to connect with employers looking for workers from the safety of your own home. Follow the link above to see the next hiring event dates.

Franklin County Skills Boost

The Franklin County Skills Boost is meant to directly aid those who have lost their livelihoods due to the coronavirus. See if you qualify for the program using the link above – where you can apply online.

Accelerate Career Success

This program helps connect job seekers to growing jobs in healthcare and information technology. The training sessions can be taken virtually and assistance is available post-training to place job seekers in jobs.

Goodwill Columbus
Workforce Development services from Goodwill Columbus have gone online. Visit Goodwill Columbus’s social media pages to see how you can get involved:

Jewish Family Services
During this time, JFS is continuing to provide job seekers career advice via video and phone.

Weekly virtual workshops addressing careers, self-care, professional development, parenting, and more are also open to the community. To register, visit their site here.

Columbus Public Health
Your health is also important during this time. The following resources on Columbus Public Health’s website are available in English, Spanish and Somali.

Hands On Central Ohio
To connect to various social, health and government resources during this time, Hands On Central Ohio has a search tool available.

Netcare Alliance
For issues related to mental health and substance abuse contact Netcare Alliance – they’re also featuring a chat service. The Netcare Alliance crisis line if you or someone you know is in immediate need of services.

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