Stories tagged with: Job and Family Services

March 6, 2015 - 10:21am
1 year 20 weeks ago

The State of Ohio has released January's unemployment data for January. 

The Department of Job and Family Services said Ohio's unemployment rate of 5.1 percent is unchanged from a revised 5.1 percent in December 2014. 

The agency reports that Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 25,100 over the month, from a revised 5,369,900 in December to 5,395,000 in January. 

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in January was 293,000 up a thousand from...

May 15, 2014 - 5:54pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The county commissioners met with members of Muskingum County Jobs and Family Services on Thursday.

The commissioners were given a financial update on the county's child support office. Last year the office collected 14.3 million dollars in child support and Randy Cochrane of Jobs and Family Services said it was in-part due to assistance from the commissioners.

"We wouldn't be able to do this without the county commissioners assistance, it was really two prong to just give...

April 11, 2013 - 11:13am
3 years 15 weeks ago

A new partnership between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to help teens moving from foster care to independent living.

Statistics show that 81 percent of foster care youth are being arrested before the age of 24, 48 percent of females become pregnant by 19 and 40 percent of homeless were once in the foster care system.

"We cannot individually as agencies help this and effect this, but together we can pull our resources and we...

November 16, 2010 - 8:37pm
5 years 36 weeks ago

If you're in need of government assistance, getting it can be as easy as clicking a button on your computer.

You can now apply online for Medicaid, food stamps, and cash assistance, and there's even a test on the Website for you to check your eligibility.

"It makes it more convenient for folks to be able to apply. A lot of people are working more than one job. They're working different schedules that aren't necessarily conducive for them to come into the office and apply,...

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