OhioMeansJobs Marion County

in partnership with

Marion Goodwill Industries

announces the

2017 Ohio Youth Works Program

offering summer employment opportunities for eligible youth ages 14 - 15


Marion County Job & Family Services (MCJFS) is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2017 Ohio Youth Works Program.  MCJFS will be receiving funding from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to fund the program.  Summer employment will begin June 1st and work assignments may continue through July 28th, 2017 based on funding. 

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Ohio Youth Works Program (OYWP) enables low income TANF-eligible Marion County youth, age 14-15, to gain valuable work experience while earning a paycheck to help meet basic needs. The OYWP offers the opportunity for youth to develop a hands-on work experience and get a reference from an employer.  Youth may work part-time, up to 15 hours per week, through this program.

MCJFS will be partnering with Marion Goodwill to facilitate the program and provide Job Readiness training.  Participants will be assigned to a variety of private, not-for-profit, and public employers around the county.  Youth will also have job coaches to help them address and overcome barriers that may be preventing them from being successful at work.

Youth must meet one of the following categories (all categories must be low income):

·         Youth ages 14-15, as long as the youth is in school.

.         Youth in a foster care setting, 14-15 years of age if they are a full-time student.

OhioMeansJobs - Marion will start accepting applications on Monday, April 24th 2017.  Space is limited, eligibility will be determined after all necessary documentation is received.  Registration is first-come, first-served, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Applications are also available and can be submitted in person starting April 24th, 2017 at:  OhioMeansJobs - Marion, 622 Leader Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00 pm.


The following Application must accompany each applicant.

Click here for the Eligibility Application

Click here for How to Register on OMJ

Click here for Ohio Youth Works Program Application

Click here for Ohio Youth Works Checklist