OhioMeansJobs Taking Applications for Paid Work Experience

Written on April 10, 2021

KENTON, OHIO – OhioMeansJobs Hardin County is now taking applications for the Work Experience Program.  This program is for youth fourteen and older and adults. Work experiences are a planned, structured, short term learning experience designed to expose participants to the working world and the skills that are required for a job.

“The paid work experience is now available year around and not just during the summer,” said Geanna England, OhioMeansJobs Hardin County Workforce Development Supervisor. 

A work experience helps the participants understand proper workplace behavior and job skills needed to attain and retain employment. It serves as a steppingstone to unsubsidized employment and is an important step in the process of developing a career pathway for the youth and adults. In addition, participants will earn income and develop work readiness skills and the experience will provide encouragement and opportunities to build self-confidence, along with reinforcing education and career goals.

“To be eligible for the program you must reside in Hardin County, have a minor child in the home or pay a court order child support and be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, that’s right around $53,000 a year,” stated England.

Applications can be picked up and returned to OhioMeansJobs Hardin County, 175 W. Franklin St., Suite 150, Kenton or you can download it at: https://www.facebook.com/OhioMeansJobsHardinCounty

For additional information on this or other programs, contact the OMJ at 419-674-2312. OhioMeansJobs Hardin County, a proud partner of American Job Center network. 

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