WorkForce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)



In 1998, congress passed the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) to reform federal job training programs and create a new, comprehensive workforce investment system. The reformed system is intended to be customer-focused, to help Americans access the tools they need to manage their careers through information and high quality services, and to help U.S. companies find skilled workers.

In Ohio, WIOA local control and decision-making is maximized through effective state and local partnerships that foster continuous improvement of the workforce development system. WIOA services are provided through the OhioMeansJobs® Meigs County Resource Room.

WIOA provides the framework for a workforce development system that is designed to meet the needs of employers, job seekers and current workers who want to advance their careers. The goal of WIOA is to increase participant employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment.


WIOA Programs – WIOA employment and training services target adults, dislocated workers, and youth who must be:

  • Adults – Eligible to work in the United States, over the age of 18, and, if applicable registered for Selective Service.
  • Dislocated Workers – Individuals who have lost their job through no fault of their own.
  • Youth – Low-income youth between the ages of 16-24 who are:
    • Deficient in basic literary skills
    • Homeless
    • School Drop out
    • Ex-Offender
    • Runaway
    • Foster Child
    • Pregnant or a Parent
  • Employer Services- Assists businesses to find good employees, fund training on and off the job to improve the quality of their workforce, and administer tax credits that are available to businesses when they hire certain workers.

Help wanted

Employment Opportunity

The Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking qualified applicants to fill a Service Coordinator position within the Ohio Early Intervention Program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Holds an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or graduate-level degree from an accredited college or university in audiology, child and family studies, child development, child life, counseling, education, hearing and speech sciences, human development, human ecology, human social services, medicine, nursing, nutrition science, occupational therapy, ophthalmology, optometry, physician’s assistant, physical therapy, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, or speech/ language pathology; or

Holds an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or graduate-level degree from an accredited college or university in any field and has at least two years of verified full-time (or equivalent part-time) supervised, paid experience in case management and/or working with children birth through age five with disabilities, developmental delays, or diagnosed physical or mental conditions that have a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay and their families and completes required trainings.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and a current resume.  The position starts at $15.29 per hour.  The cover letter and resume should be hand-delivered or mailed to:  Heather Cundiff, Administrative Assistant to the Director, Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services, P O Box 191-175 Race Street, 3rd floor, Middleport, Ohio 45760.

The deadline for submission is June 21, 2019 at 4:00pm.

For more information on Ohio Early Intervention visit: