Workforce Programs
Whether you run an established corporation or are developing an early-stage business, the City of Cincinnati provides the resources you need to grow and thrive.

Cincinnati Workforce Programs

The City of Cincinnati is home to a trained and highly skilled workforce. To provide a full-circle support system, we assembled contact information for numerous local entities that provide higher education, commercial trade training and jobs seeker opportunities. Explore these programs below or contact us for more information.

JobsOhio Workforce Grant

The JobsOhio Workforce Grant was created to promote economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing funding for the improvement of worker skills and abilities in the State of Ohio. Grant decisions are based on a number of project factors, including but not limited to job creation, additional payroll, fixed-asset investment commitment, project return on investment and project location. For more information, visit the JobsOhio website.

Employer On-the-Job Job Training Reimbursement

OhioMeansJobs helps your business hire and train job seekers for long-term employment. This is an opportunity for you to work with us to recruit, pre-screen, and hire new employees, and to train them in the specific skills needed to help your business thrive. You are reimbursed for training wages and the decision to expand employment will boost the economy. Business owners participating in the program will be reimbursed 50% of the trainee’s regular wages during the training period, not to exceed $5,000. For more information, visit the OhioMeansJobs website.

Development Contacts

Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA)
Leah Winkler
(513) 312-2584

SuperJobs Business Services Unit
Chuck Walters, Employer Services Manager
(513) 946-7242

Cincinnati Summer Youth Employment Program (Y2WK)
Nyemah Stark, Department of Community and Economic Development
(513) 352-3636

Cincinnati Works 
(513) 744-9675 

(513) 357-2000