The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has a new website for Ohioans: http://www.OhioHeretoHelp.com . OhioHeretoHelp.com connects users to information and resources from both public and private entities that can help yousearch for a job, find education and training opportunities, and learn about the many other services and supports that might be available to them.
The site is divided into six sections:
“I Need Assistance With…” provides helpful links to information about money, food, health care, housing, transportation, child care, veterans’ services, education and training, and more. The Money section includes information about credit counseling, financial management and related topics. The Housing section has information on foreclosure prevention, housing vouchers and energy assistance. The Food section includes links to online coupons and food assistance forms, as well as information on supplemental food assistance and child summer food programs. The Health Care Section has information on dental care, prescription drugs, youth health, Medicaid and other topics.
“Stay Connected with Us!” allows visitors to register their names and e-mail addresses to receive notifications about upcoming events or other helpful resources related to their location or interest.
“Free Download” allows visitors to print a “Back on Track Checklist,” which is an easy way to make sure they’re getting all the assistance they need from all the resources mentioned on www.OhioHeretoHelp.com. It also contains many of the applications and forms mentioned on the site, so they can get a better idea of whether they might be eligible for various programs. In some cases, you can complete the paperwork prior to their visit to an office for assistance.
“Job Search” allows visitors to search more than 100,000 job openings in and near Ohio – by job title, industry, company or location – through a direct connection to Ohio Means Jobs (www.ohiomeansjobs.com).
“Skill Building/Youth/Video” provides information on all three of those topics. In the Skill Building section, visitors can learn about opportunities to acquire new skills via the "Learning Express Library" from the State Library of Ohio. The "Learning Express Library" offers tutorials, practice tests, exercises, software applications and skill-building courses, a job and career accelerator, and other useful information. Visitors are required to register to gain access to this site. Once registered, you can use the tools available at no charge on an unlimited basis. The Youth section of Ohio Here to Help features job-search advice tailored specifically to teens. The Video section allows visitors to view videos on a variety of topics.
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