Ohio launches program to help injured workers find jobs
Columbus, OH – Ohio has launched a program to help injured workers learn new skills and return to the workforce.
The state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation created the OhioMeansJobs program in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The program aims to provide resources for workers whose injuries restrict them from returning to their previous job. All injured workers in Ohio who receive job-placement services within a vocational rehabilitation program are required to use OhioMeansJobs.com for job searches. BWC also encourages workers not in a vocational rehabilitation program to use the website.
The site allows employers to search for job candidates based on their skills and work experience.
“BWC’s No. 1 priority is to help injured workers recover from their injuries and return to work in order to ease the disruption to their lives and the lives of their families,” BWC Administrator and CEO Steve Buehrer said in a press release.