Jobs and Services Agency Planning Renovations

by Erika Brooks on November 8, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Muskingum County Jobs and Family Services Agency hopes to soon have all of its services under one roof.

After losing funding for the Opportunity Center over the last few years, the agency has decided to renovate their office on Woodlawn Avenue and move employees from the center on Main Street to their location.

"There’s some real opportunities to streamline operations that will make it better for our customers, many of our customers are required to go to both locations and now it will be kind of a one-stop for them," said Randy Cochrane, Jobs and Family Services Director.

Seven employees will be making the move after the construction is done. Cochrane met with the county commissioners to discuss the potential renovations.

"The commissioners own the Woodlawn Avenue location so certainly we would need their permission to put money into it for renovations we would have to like renovations to make it handicap accessible for a separate entrance, so we met with them today to do that."

If the commissioners approve the renovations, the agency can use federal and state dollars to reimburse them. Cochrane says the employees will be moved in by July 1, 2013.