TGS 2009 Lehan Peters (WorkPlus)

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Business & Mgmt

Published on July 15, 2009

Author: SpringfieldEdge



Lehan Peters' presentation on grant opportunities available through WorkPlus.

WorkPlus Employer Services • On line job postings • Job matching services • Labor market information • Link to state and federal resources • Conference room facilities • Job fairs and mass recruitment • Customized training • Ohio’s new web-based job-matching system • Access to 4.5 million resumes • Look for Ohio-based talent • Post job opportunities with the national job search aggregator ( • Advance posting through local one-stop office smart recruiting • Access to local and regional candidates • Real-time job matching against skills required for position • Eliminates duplication of resumes submitted for jobs • Prescreening of applicants • Job seeker notification when positions are filled

On The Job Training • OJT program defrays up to 50% of wages paid to an employee during the training period • Covers all or a portion of costs associated with classroom training • Minimum 30 hour work week • Employee must be registered with WorkPlus One-Stop Center and meet eligibility requirements for the OJT program

Customized Training Incumbent Worker • Enhance current skills • Introduce new skills • Eliminate skill gap • Employee advancement and increased earnings • 50% employer match • Limited funds available

Capitalization of Small Business • Workforce Investment Grant of $5,000 • Eligibility requirements • Partnership with SBDC • Performance Outcomes

Rapid Response Overview The new Rapid Response strategy will: • Improve connectivity between “rapid response” “attraction and retention” and aversion strategies/services • Provide network of federal, state and local resources • Align workforce and economic development strategies in support of growth strategies

Layoff Aversion • State and local business retention and recruitment services • Technical assistance from local and state resources (Pre-feasibility study) • Incumbent worker training programs using State Trust Funds or employer loan programs for employee skills upgrade • Economic development linkages at the Federal, State and local levels

Rapid Response Flow Notification Research Initial Contact with Employer Strategy Meeting Initial Meeting with Employer Approved Plan for Services Worker Orientation Add’l Rapid Response Services Training Follow-up

Rapid Response Contact • Marcia Bailey – Primary Contact for WorkPlus Regional System • Beth Casto – Ohio Jobs and Family Services • John Spencer – Department of Development • Amy Donahoe – Springfield Chamber Employer Services • Lehan Peters – WorkPlus (JFS of Clark County)

Lehan Peters, Deputy Director Workforce Development a division of Job and Family Services 937.327.1962

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