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Workforce and Economic Development

Workforce Investment Boards (WIB)

The WIBs serve as the governing body over the One-Stop Shops in their area, as dictated by the WIA. These One-Stops offer services meant to help prepare the workforce for the needs of today's job market. These services include, but are not limited to: computer training, resume workshops, ESOL classes, and job search assistance.

Services vary by area and shop; to know what is available to you in your area please visit the table below ( under WIBs in Latino Communities) and browse your WIB website. 

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 requires that each WIA Area must have a Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to oversee WIA-funded Programs. The Boards must be composed of more than 50% private sector business members. It must also include members from educational entities, labor organizations, economic development agencies and representatives from each of the one-stop partners, and may include other individuals that the chief elected official may deem appropriate. The individuals of the board, appointed by the chief elected official, have “optimum policy-making authority.”


Workforce and Economic Development Resources

One-Stop Locations by County

Ohio Job and Family Services- Office of Workforce Development

Ohio Job and Family Services- WIA

Training for Workforce Professionals

Contact Information for WIBs

WIA Youth Programs

Ohio Means Jobs Regions

View an interactive map HERE of all OhioMeanJobs Locations. Or click my region below.

Workforce Investment Boards in Latino Communities

Area 3- Cuyahoga County

The Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board operates 2 One-Stop centers in the Cleveland/Cuyahoga region. 

Employment Connection - Brookpark
11699 Brookpark Rd.
Parma, OH 44130
(216) 898-1366

Employment Connection - Downtown
1020 Bolivar Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44115
(216) 664-4673

Learn more about the One-Stop Centers at 


Area 4- Lorain County

The Lorain County Workforce Development Agency operates a One-Stop Center in Elyria:

The Employment netWork
42495 North Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 324-5244

Some services include:
  • Career Planning
  • Information on job openings
  • Workshops
  • and much more.

Learn more about The Employment Network at 


Area 5- Lake County

The Lake County Workforce Investment Board operates a One-Stop Center in Painesville, OH:

177 Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 350-4000

Lake1Stop offers services including:

  • Resume Assistance
  • Some ESOL online resources
  • Computers
  • much more!

To find more information on Lake1Stop visit 


Area 7- Montgomery, Greene,  (+40 more) Workforce Area 7 includes 43 counties across the state of Ohio. To find a One-Stop center in near you please view the interactive map here 
Area 9- Lucas County

Lucas County Workforce Investment Board operates a One-Stop Center in Toledo:

The Source Northwest Ohio
1301 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 213-5627

Some services include:

  • Workshops
  • Resource Room
  • Career Exploration
  • Much more!

For more information please visit 


Area 11- Franklin County

The Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation (COWIC) operates a One-Stop Center in Columbus, OH:

1111 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 559-5052

Some services include:

  • Resume assistance
  • Identifying skills
  • Job placemany
  • and many more!

For more information on COWIC visit http://www.cowic.org/

Area 12- Butler and Warren Counties

The Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio operates One-Stop Centers in Fairfield, Cincinnati and Lebanon

Workforce One of Butler County 
4631 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, OH 45014
(513) 785-6500

Workforce One of Clermont County
756 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati, OH 45245
(513) 943-3000

Workforce One of Warren County
300 E. Silver St., Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 695-1130

Website: http://www.wibbcw.com/

Area 17- Mahoning and Columbiana Counties

The Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association operates One-Stop Centers in Boardman and Lisbon:

Mahoning County One-Stop
141 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Boardman, OH 44512
(330) 965-1787

Columbiana County One-Stop
7650 Dickey Dr., Lisbon, OH 44432
(330) 420-9675

For information on the OhioMeansJobs Center visit https://www.onestopohio.org/

Area 19- Geauga Ashtabula and Portage Counties

The Geauga, Ashtabula and Portage Partnership operates One-Stop Centers in Chardon, Ashtabula, and 

12480 Ravenwood Dr.
Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 285-9141

Ashtabula Job Source
2247 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 994-1234

Portage Workforce Connection
449 S. Meridian St, Ravenna, OH 44266
(330) 296-2841

To find out more about these OhioMeansJobs Centers visit these links: GeaugaAshtabulaPortage


*This is only a partial list of counties. There are 20 boards serving 88 counties with 90 One-Stop Centers. These ten boards represent areas with Latino Populations above 3.0% according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Please find information on all One-Stop locations here.

Business, Commerce and Labor Resources


Latino Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
MBE and EDGE Certification
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Programs
Ohio Common Sense Initiative
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Ohio Development Services Agency


Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau
U.S. Small Business Administration

Education and Workforce Development


Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Department of Higher Education
Ohio Board of Regents
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services: Apprenticeships
Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation
Inter-University Council of Ohio
Ohio Association of Community Colleges
El Barrio (The Centers) - Workforce Development


U.S. Department of Education


"Latinos in Ohio" - Cultural Competence Video Presentation
"Latinos in Rural America: Stories of Cultural Heritage, Value, & Aspirations"
Educational Considerations for Students with Undocumented Immigration Status