Frequently Asked Questions
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- What occupation types can be funded through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Dislocated Worker funding?
- Can staff at the Transition Center answer unemployment questions?
- Who can we talk to regarding retirement?
- Who is staffing the Transition Center?
- Have contractor employees been informed of this service?
- If using WIOA’s Dislocated Worker funding to pay for training, is there time limits on getting a degree?
- Do Kentucky residents receive the same assistance as Ohio residents?
- How much funding is allocated per person?
- Can we start utilizing the services now?
- Do we have to be laid off before we start utilizing services?
- Assuming there is no cap on funding, it is on a first-come, first-served basis?
- Is training displaced workers a law in Ohio?
- If I have been going to school and using the Tuition Reimbursement Program will this pick up when the program is no longer available?
- When do surveys need to be turned in?
- Can spouses qualify for these benefits and programs?
What occupation types can be funded through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Dislocated Worker funding?
The occupation must be in demand. View a complete list of “in-demand” occupations via Ohio Means Jobs.
Can staff at the Transition Center answer unemployment questions?
Transition Center Staff can assist you with using the computer and/or letting you use a phone to complete unemployment tasks and requirements. The Transition Center will schedule dates and times to have an Unemployment Insurance representative discuss general unemployment questions over the coming weeks.
Who can we talk to regarding retirement?
The Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration will be scheduled to give a presentation on employees rights to retirements, pensions, and health insurance. Below is contact information if needed.
DOL Employee Benefits Security Administration
Cincinnati Regional Office
1885 Dixie Hwy, Ste 210
Ft Wright, KY 41011-2664
Tel (859) 578-4680
Who is staffing the Transition Center?
Ohio Means Jobs Adams and Brown Counties is staffing the Transition Center weekdays Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. No appointment is needed during these hours. Additional hours can be arranged by appointment. The Kentucky Career Center/TENCO Workforce Development Area is available in the center 1 day each week, please contact us for a schedule. The Ohio Means Jobs Workforce Development Area 1 (Adam, Brown, Pike and Scioto Counties) is the administrative unit for the Transition Center and provides staff as needed.
Have contractor employees been informed of this service?
Yes, through the use of public postings in the plants and by word of mouth. Contract employees have also been notified through local newspapers in the region. Please refer any contractor employees with questions to Transition Center staff.
If using WIOA’s Dislocated Worker funding to pay for training, is there a time limit on earning a degree?
Yes. Worforce Programs expect trainees to attend full-time (as defined by the training provider) to complete the program/degree as timely as possible.
Do Kentucky residents receive the same assistance as Ohio residents?
Yes. Kentuckians have the choice to either apply for workforce training assistance through Ohio Means Jobs Adams County or through their local Kentucky workforce board (TENCO). We encourage Kentuckians to meet with TENCO representatives about training options and if the training isn’t available, then to contact Ohio Means Jobs Adams County to see if the program is available on Ohio’s In-Demand List. As an example, a commercial driver’s licence (CDL) is not covered by the local Kentucky workforce board, but it is offered Ohio. Representatives from both states staff the Transition Center.
How much funding is allocated per person?
No specific amount is allocated to one person but there are funding caps related to the training length.
Can we start utilizing the services right now?
Yes, as schedules will allow.
Do we have to be laid off before we can start using services?
No, services can be utilized as needed and as schedules will allow.
Assuming there is a cap on funding, is it on a first come / first serve basis?
There will be a cap (as agreed upon in the policies), but funding will be available through local, state, or federal funds as needed. It is not based on first come/first served applicants, but it is based upon training being suitable for re-employment in an in-demand field.
Is training displaced workers a law in Ohio?
Yes, funds are available for training services for dislocated workers at the local, state and federal levels.
If I have been going to school and using the Tuition Reimbursement Program will this pick up when the program is no longer available?
There are several factors to be considered, so the short answer is maybe. The best advice is to meet with a career counselor at Ohio Means Jobs Adams County or TENCO (KY) and discuss your specific training program and completion timeline.
When do surveys need to be turned in?
As soon as possible. They can be completed online or in paper format. Paper format can be turned in to Human Resources, Generation Center or Transition Center. Human Resources at The Generation Center or Transition Center will accept the paper format.
Can spouses qualify for these benefits/programs?
Possibly. Please see a Transition Center Staff member to discuss the specifics of your spouse’s need for training.