Job and Family Services

Social Services
12:09 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Montgomery County Children’s Services Workers Could Strike

Children’s Services workers at Montgomery County could go on strike soon after contract negotiations with the county broke down early this week. Children’s Services facilitates foster care and adoption and works with abused and neglected kids and their families. About 230 county workers with the Professional Guild of Ohio (PGO) Council 12 are asking for higher pay increases than the county is willing to offer, and more than 100 protested at a county commission meeting Tuesday.

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Statewide News
5:35 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Ohio Aiming To Raise Child Support Collection

A statewide effort to collect more child support from parents is seeing mixed results from county to county in Ohio.

Child-support experts tell The Columbus Dispatch that the main reason is funding.

They say the number of cases each child-support caseworker deals with varies by county because of funding from each county.

Around the state, Geauga and Delaware counties each collected over 80 percent of the child-support money owed in the last fiscal year.

The statewide average was 66 percent.

Around the Miami Valley
5:03 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

TAC Industries Loses Jobs to Sequestration

A Clark County business has been forced to layoff employees due to sequestration. TAC Industries has cut 17 production and office workers due to the loss of revenue from government contracts.

TAC Industries CEO Mary Brandstetter says the sequestration process has caused her company to see an 82 percent decrease in a military cargo net manufacturing contract. Dropping revenue from $6 and a half million to $1 and a quarter million.

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Statewide News
12:51 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Ohio Welfare Rolls See 18 Percent Drop

Ohio's welfare rolls have seen an 18 percent drop over the past year, largely due to recipients booted from the program for failing to work or get job training.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Monday that 36 percent of the drop is attributed to failure to meet work requirements. Other reasons include paperwork errors, income increases or time limits.

What's Working
4:36 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Job and Family Services Adapt

There are some signs that the job market is improving, but longer periods of unemployment mean that many people are replying on support from local agencies. Last fiscal year The Clark County Department of Job and Family Services faced a $3 million deficit and a 10% increase in cases.

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