Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Lackluster Results For Ohio’s Job Program
A report shows that Ohio’s new effort to find jobs for welfare recipients has fallen short.
The $66 million effort launched six months ago has so far come up with work for 257 Ohioans, and three-quarters are earning $10 or less. Of that number, just five were still employed after 90 days.
Half of the state’s 20 regional workforce boards trying to make placements have found no one a job according to the Jan. 24 report by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The Ohio Works Incentive Program was intended to help people get from welfare to work, but state officials acknowledge that initial results are underwhelming.