5101:4-3-37 Food assistance employment and training: job development.

(A) What is job development?

Job development is an activity in which the county agency or the service provider makes available job marketing, job placement, and follow-up to ensure job retention for employable participants.

Each county agency shall:

(1) Provide or procure job development services. The county agency may operate these services in-house and/or through a contract or agreement with another agency or provider;

(2) Assure that the program services are coordinated and that the services are reported;

(3) Determine the best method for providing job development services in the county;

(4) Ensure that the staff providing job development services has the necessary expertise and training to provide the service; and

(5) Have the final authority on all referrals to service providers for job development.

(B) What is the responsibility of the program provider?

(1) Establishing linkages with other work and training, economic development and social services programs to provide the services needed by participants.

(2) Coordinating job development services with the appropriate county agency staff to ensure continuity of services and compliance with regulations and policies.

(3) Developing working relationships with employers to facilitate placement of participants into long-term employment by:

(a) Promoting the programs and participants, which may include using media advertising, direct mail, involvement in community events, and presentations to community organizations.

(b) Identifying potential employers in both the public and private sector.

(c) Contacting the hiring authorities of employers.

(d) Informing employers of the availability of the program.

(e) Determining the employment needs of the potential employer.

(f) Discussing with the employer the possibility of the employment needs being met with food assistance employment and training program participants. Discussions should include the benefits of hiring participants and any incentives available such as tax credits or employer subsidies.

(g) Gathering pertinent information as it relates to job openings.

(h) Exploring the interview procedures the employer would like to follow.

(i) Matching potential participants to the job openings.

(j) Coordinating interview schedules with the employer and participants.

(k) Contacting the employer to determine how the interview went, and coordinating any subsequent interviews and/or testing requirements with the employer or provider.

(l) Coordinating any necessary details (such as any required paperwork) to ensure a completed placement.

(m) Following up the placement with the employer to resolve any problems that may arise.

(4) Developing working relationships with participants to facilitate placement into long-term employment by:

(a) Determining the type of job(s) that will be developed for the participant.

(b) Preparing the participant for the upcoming interview with a description of the job, any special instructions based on knowledge of the employer, or other helpful information.

(c) Working concurrently with the participant and the employer, other agencies or providers on items listed in paragraphs (B)(3)(i) to (B)(3)(m) of this rule.

(C) What is the responsibility of the agency operating job development?

An agency operating job development shall ensure that a participant is not placed in a position where:

(1) Any individual is laid off from the same or any equivalent position pursuant to rule 5101:4-3-36 of the Administrative Code.

(2) The employer is not following federal and state equal employment opportunity (EEO) policies, fair labor standards, compliance with health and safety standards and displacement policies. Those employers who have been found in violation of these standards and policies shall not be eligible for consideration for future job development placements.

Replaces: 5101:4-3-37

Effective: 01/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5101.54
Rule Amplifies: 5101.54 , 5107.40, 5107.69
Prior Effective Dates: 3/1/83, 12/1/87 (Emer.), 2/15/88, 6/30/89 (Emer.), 9/23/89, 9/1/93, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/20/97, 1/20/03, 10/1/07