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Cincinnati job assistance and workforce development programs


Unemployment, homelessness, rehabilitation and re-entry can make the job search a challenge. Skill development, vocational training, job counseling, job placement and job-search assistance programs are listed in this one-stop-shop guide for employment training and education services. Your path to greater self-sufficiency starts today!


Cincinnati job assistance, career fairs and education training programs may be beneficial for unemployed and underemployed persons. The information in this article is as current as the publication date. Job seekers are encouraged to confirm the information prior to acting.



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The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services also offers human services, unemployment, department of labor, and labor market information for job seekers. Find a job, learn career skills, meet the requirements of your government benefits, and more on


The Department of Labor also offers a variety of employment training and human services to assist unemployed persons. Additionally, The Voice of Black Cincinnati Job Board includes dozens of job opportunities for all education and experience levels.


Minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact these job search and services agencies.



Cincinnati job assistance and workforce development programs

Bethany House Services

1841 Fairmount Avenue, 45214 (Fairmount)
Provides educational sessions about financial literacy, budgeting, parenting, developing healthy relationships, healthy choices and job skills.


Cincinnati Community Action Agency

1740 Langdon Farm Road, 45237 (Bond Hill)
Provides employment assistance, workforce development, Cincinnati Manufacturer Certificate Program and Head Start for children. Also offers youth employment services.


Cincinnati Works

708 Walnut Street, Floor 2, 45202 (Downtown)
Serves job seekers who want to work their way out of poverty and employers who pay fair wages and offer health benefits.


CityLink Center

800 Bank Street, 45214 (West End)
Provides workforce classes, GED courses and basic literacy programs.



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Eastern Personnel Services 

619 Central Avenue, 45202 (Downtown)
Black-owned, full-service staffing firm, specializing in the recruitment and placement of temporary, contract, and professional personnel.


Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services

1501 Madison Road, 45206 (Walnut Hills)
Assists in job development and exploration services, job coaching and support.


Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative

1740 Langdon Farm Road, Suite #378, 45237 (Bond Hill)
Helps individuals learn the basic concepts of starting a business and create a quality business plan.

Hamilton County Job & Family Service

222 East Central Parkway, 45202 (OTR)
Assist in employment, food, barrier removal through community link, retention and contingency funds.



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Santa Maria Community Services

617 Steiner Avenue, 45204 (Riverside)
Helps job seekers attain education, employment, and financial goals.

Talbert House

2600 Victory Parkway, 45206 (Walnut Hills)
Trains vocational specialists that work with individuals to evaluate their strengths, needs, preferences, and desires to develop a plan for success in the workplace.


United Way of Greater Cincinnati

2400 Reading Road, 45202 (Mt. Auburn)
The 2-1-1 Community Resource Directory offers educational and employment support services. Also offers Ride United, a transportation access service.
513-721-7900 or dial 211


Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

3458 Reading Road, 45229 (Avondale)
Provides programs for workforce development, business development, and entrepreneurship.



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With so many established programs available, families can have peace of mind knowing that there are helpful Cincinnati educational and job assistance programs and resources designated to aid in their circumstances. If there is an organization or program that we may have missed, please let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.



Written by: Crystal Kendrick


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Written by Crystal Kendrick

Crystal Kendrick is the publisher of The Voice of Black Cincinnati. With a vision to educate, recognize and create opportunities for African Americans in the region, Crystal oversees all content creation and publication, ensuring each piece aligns with the outlet's mission to inform, engage, and inspire. A lifelong advocate for community engagement and empowerment, Crystal's leadership steers The Voice of Black Cincinnati toward being a pivotal platform to find community resources, local Black-owned businesses, culturally relevant events, jobs with equal opportunity employers and scholarship for higher education. Connect with Crystal on LinkedIn to explore her experiences and contributions to Cincinnati's media landscape.