Youth Can Gain Valuable Experience through Summer Employment Program

Marion County Job & Family Services (MCJFS) has kicked off the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program. The TANF Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) enables low income TANF-eligible Marion County youth, age 16-24, to gain valuable work experience while earning a paycheck to help meet basic needs. Youth may work part time or up to 35 […]

ODJFS Collaboration Involving Marion Wins Second National Award

The departments of job and family services in seven Ohio counties have banded together to share case work, improve customer service and save money. Called Collabor8, the program allows Ohioans in any of the seven counties – Delaware, Hancock, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky and Wood – to call one toll-free number to apply for cash, […]

Marion JFS Offices Closed Friday for Cost Saving Day

Marion County Job & Family Services, Child Support Enforcement, and Opportunity Marion Workforce Development, including the Resource Room, will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2013 as a Cost Savings Day. Regular hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Title XX Public Hearing Scheduled for Marion County

Marion County Job & Family Services (MCJFS) will conduct a Title XX Public Hearing in preparation of the Title XX Comprehensive Social Service Plan (CSSP) for Marion County for the next two federal fiscal years.  The hearing will be part of the Marion County Community Planning Meeting and will be held on Thursday, April 18, […]

Officials “Puzzled” by Large Jump in Marion Unemployment

State and local officials say the delayed January 2013 unemployment figures for Marion County are puzzling and that they are unsure why they reflected such a drastic jump in the number of unemployed. Those figures, just released on Tuesday, March 12, show Marion County jumped to 9.0 percent from 7.2 percent in December 2012. The […]

Agencies Benefit from Marion Connections Incentive Award

The Marion County Commissioner issued a proclamation at their Tuesday meeting honoring Marion Connections/Opportunity Marion for winning an incentive award from the State of Ohio. The award of $34,000 will be shared with Marion Goodwill, Marion Red Cross, and the USO of Central and Southern Ohio. In announcing the award, the Ohio Department of Job […]

Marion Factory Looking to Hire at Least 20

US Yachiyo and Opportunity Marion will be conducting pre-screening interviews for 20 or more direct hire general labor positions. The Job-a-Bego will be on site at US Yachiyo, 1177 Kellogg Parkway in Marion, to assist the company.  Screening will be conducted from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, August 16, 2012.

Summer Program Provides Youth with Valuable Work Experience

Marion County Job and Family Services, in partnership with Marion Goodwill Industries Inc., has once again provided summer employment opportunities to approximately 70 youth. The goal of the program, funded by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds, is to provide Marion County youth, ages 16-24, valuable work experience while earning a paycheck to help meet basic needs.

Area Collaboration Wins National Achievement Award

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has announced that Collabor8, an innovative partnership between seven northeast Ohio county departments of job and family services, has won an achievement award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). Collabor8 allows Ohioans in any of the seven counties — Delaware, Hancock, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky and Wood — to call one toll-free number to apply for cash, food and medical assistance.

Commissioners Renew Transportation Contract, Accept JFS Funds

The Marion County Commissioners on Thursday accepted excess funds from Wood County Department of Job and Family Services, renewed a contract for transportation services with two local companies, and heard a reminder about dog licensing.