As used in this chapter:
(A) "Local area" means any of the following:
(1) A municipal corporation that is authorized to administer and enforce the "Workforce Investment Act of 1998," 112 Stat. 936, 29 U.S.C.A. 2801, as amended, under this chapter and is not joining in partnership with any other political subdivisions in order to do so;
(2) A single county;
(3) A consortium of any of the following political subdivisions:
(a) A group of two or more counties in the state;
(b) One or more counties and one municipal corporation in the state;
(c) One or more counties with or without one municipal corporation in the state and one or more counties with or without one municipal corporation in another state, on the condition that those in another state share a labor market area with those in the state.
"Local area" does not mean a region for purposes of determinations concerning administrative incentives.
(B) "Municipal corporation" means a municipal corporation that is eligible for automatic or temporary designation as a local workforce investment area pursuant to section 116(a)(2) or (3) of the "Workforce Investment Act of 1998," 112 Stat. 936, 29 U.S.C.A. 2831(a)(2) or (3), but that does not request that the governor grant such automatic or temporary designation, and that instead elects to administer and enforce workforce development activities pursuant to this chapter.
(C) "County" means a county that is eligible to be designated as a local workforce investment area pursuant to the "Workforce Investment Act of 1998," 112 Stat. 936, 29 U.S.C.A. 2801, as amended, but that does not request such designation, and instead elects to administer and enforce workforce development activities pursuant to this chapter.
(D) "Workforce development agency" means the entity given responsibility for workforce development activities that is designated by the board of county commissioners in accordance with section 330.04 of the Revised Code, the chief elected official of a municipal corporation in accordance with section 763.05 of the Revised Code, or the chief elected officials of a local area defined in division (A)(3) of this section.
(E) "Workforce development activity" means a program, grant, or other function, the primary goal of which is to do one or more of the following:
(1) Help individuals maximize their employment opportunities;
(2) Help employers gain access to skilled workers;
(3) Help employers retain skilled workers;
(4) Help develop or enhance the skills of incumbent workers;
(5) Improve the quality of the state's workforce;
(6) Enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the state's economy.
(F) "Chief elected officials," when used in reference to a local area, means the board of county commissioners of the county or of each county in the local area or, if the county has adopted a charter under Section 3 of Article X, Ohio Constitution, the chief governing body of that county, and the chief elected official of the municipal corporation, if the local area includes a municipal corporation, except that when the local area is the type defined in division (A)(1) of this section, "chief elected officials" means the chief elected official of the municipal corporation.
(G) "State board" means the governor's executive workforce board established by section 6301.04 of the Revised Code.
(H) "Local board" means a local workforce investment board established in each local area of the state and certified by the governor to set policy for the portion of the statewide workforce investment system within the local area and implement the "Workforce Investment Act of 1998," 112 Stat. 936, 29 U.S.C. 2801.
(I) "OhioMeansJobs" means the electronic system for labor exchange and job placement activity operated by the state.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 22, HB 1, §1, eff. 9/27/2013.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128,SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.
Effective Date: 03-14-2000