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2019-2020 Annual Report
& December 2020 NewsWIB
Countdown to midnight. Retro style clock counting last moments before Christmas or New Year 2021.
Dear SWORWIB Team Members, Board and Officers, Contract Team Leaders and Members, In-school and Out-of-school and Adult and other Customers, Partners, Employers, and the community at large:

As 2020 comes to an end, I'm incredibly grateful to all of you for your support and perseverance during the global health and economic pandemic we've endured since March. Serving horizons and hope to those on the margins is daunting during normal conditions. But that's the job, and I'm honored daily by the stories of success featured in this newsletter each month. The massive unemployment and confusion caused by COVID pushed us all to our limits, making us even more resourceful.

As we find ourselves preparing for a holiday season like none other, I'm reflective of the difference we made here in Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the Greater Cincinnati area for many, many people, from jobseekers to employers to one another as colleagues and friends. Thank you. 

In this, the final NewsWIB of 2020, I'm pleased to share with you our July 2019-June 2020 SWORWIB Annual Report along with several other announcements. The Annual Report is also available for download on our website at sworwib.org.

Have a safe and healthy holiday.

Sherry Kelley Marshall
President & CEO
SWORWIB
Annual Report
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SWORWIB Partners Corner
Library Update
Holiday Meal pick-up changes
During Winter Break, the Library is partnering with La Soupe Community Kitchen to distribute frozen meals for all ages, at the following locations. One meal per person, while supplies last. Parents and caregivers may collect meals for their whole family.
Saturday, December 19
Tuesday, December 22
  • 1-3 p.m. Reading
  • 3-5 p.m. Avondale
  • 3-5 p.m. Price Hill Rec Center (959 Hawthorne Ave)
Meal Boxes for youth will continue on Monday December 21, however, there will be no UMC Meal Box distribution on Monday December 28. Extra meals and snacks will be provided on December 21 to ensure needs are being met for the following week. Find up-to-date information on the meals page of the website.
New Mobile Apps launch Dec. 21  
In August, the library launched a new and improved website.  The library is excited to bring you a new and improved Library app! Beginning Dec. 21, the new apps will be available for customers on iOS and Android.   Watch the blog and social media for more details!
 
Give Blood this holiday season
The library has parterned with Hoxworth Blood Center for a blood drive at these locations: Deer Park, Loveland, Harrison, Groesbeck, Sharonville and Symmes Township. All donors receive a $10 eGift Card! Appointments are encouraged and masks are required for all donors. Sign-up today!
 
Reminder: Holiday Closures
The Library will be closed on these days for the holiday season:
  • Christmas: Thursday, Dec. 24 - Saturday Dec. 26
  • New Years: Closing at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, closed on New Year's Day and Saturday, January 2
  • All locations are closed on Sundays 
The Virtual Information Center is remaining open during regular hours (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Saturday, Dec. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 2.
 
Stay up-to-date with everything happening at the Library by following them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and subscribing to their YouTube channel.
 
Looking for holiday projects for you or the family? CreativeBug has several - all free with your Library card.
In the News
Tech Cred Applications Being
Accepted for Round 7
Upcoming TechCred Application Period Opens January 4th

Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, announced the results of the October round of TechCred, which will provide the opportunity for 246 Ohio companies to upskill their workforce.

The most recent TechCred application period closed at the end of October. During this round, 246 Ohio employers were approved for funding, resulting in Ohio employees earning up to 3,164 technology-focused credentials. This round marks a milestone as funding for the program has been approved for over 15,000 credentials.  

In August, the TechCred program exceeded 10,000 tech-focused credentials, fulfilling a commitment made by Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted to fund 10,000 technology-focused credentials each year.
Since the program’s start, a total of 966 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 15,105 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees.

The seventh TechCred application period opens on Monday, January 4th and closes on January 29th at 3:00 p.m.

Businesses with employees who have completed their TechCred training are reminded to submit proof of credential completion to receive reimbursement at TechCred.Ohio.gov.

You can learn more about the program at TechCred.Ohio.gov.
DOL Stats Update
OhioMeansJobs Center
Operations Update
The COVID pandemic has challenged state and local resources as well as operations for OhioMeansJobs (OMJ) Centers and unemployment services throughout the state. As Governor DeWine continues the stay-at-home orders for state workers, schools, events and other activities, the SWORWIB and OMJ Center would like customers to know that they can reach out to the OMJ Staff as directed below to seek help with your workforce needs. Please use the information below for your first contact for help and/or services. Please contact Sherry Kelley Marshall, SWORWIB President & CEO if you are unable to connect with our largely home-based team members.
Important Contact Information
OhioMeansJobs Center Services 
For general information: (513) 946-7200
For Prevention, Retention
and Contingency (PRC)
The PRC plan for Hamilton County is to facilitate programs by the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services (HCJFS) or through contracts with other public entities and/or local community service providers.

and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA is designed to help Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
Charles Walters: Phone number: (513) 946-7242
For One on One Job Search Assistance
 Tim Scott: Phone number: (513) 946-7214

Website for Job Search and Online Training

Important Contact
Information Regarding
The Ohio Unemployment Office

Website:  https://unemployment.Ohio.gov
For ‘PIN’ reset call: 1-866-962-4064
Main phone number: Toll free: 1-877-644-6562
Hearing impaired TTY Service dial
Toll Free: 1-888-642-8203

** Please note: There are no local or physical
Ohio Unemployment offices. **
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