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  • Commissioners' Statement on the Mass Shooting in Orlando, Death of Governor Voinovich

  • Commissioners' Statement on the Mass Shooting in Orlando, Death of Governor Voinovich

    On June 7, the commissioners voted to implement a series of wage adjustments that could result in pay raises for up to about 750 county employees, including ensuring that all current and future commissioner employees will be paid a living wage. The commissioners have long been committed to seeing that all residents of Franklin County are paid a living wage for the work that they do, and a year ago commissioned a study to determine what that hourly wage is in Franklin County, and how the Board can implement a living wage for all of its employees. The resolution passed will increase the amount of the lowest salary paid to non-bargaining commissioner employees to $13.69 per hour. It also allows the county to renegotiate union contracts so that the changes to apply to bargaining unit employees as well.

  • Commissioners Continue Investments in Infrastructure to Spur Job Creation, Economic Development

    The Board of Commissioners has approved the fourth loan from its Infrastructure Works program, this one to the City of Grandview Heights in the amount of $1 million to support street improvements to Goodale Boulevard. Infrastructure Works makes low-interests loans available for local municipalities to build physical infrastructure that will result in economic development.

  • Commissioners Name New Director of Job and Family Services

    The commissioners have announced the appointment of Joy Bivens as director of the county Job and Family Services agency (JFS). Bivens currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the agency and will begin her new position which pays $132,000 annually on Monday, May 2nd.

  • Commissioners Invest in Summer Work Experience for Young People

    The commissioners have approved funding for their annual Summer YouthWorks initiative, which will employ 1,950 youth aged 14-24 over the summer after providing them with work-readiness training and ongoing mentorship. The funding totals just over $6.5 million, and this is the program’s 6th year of operation. Participants will work for a total of 160 hours over the summer if also in school, and 240 hours if not currently enrolled, and all will be paid $10 hourly.

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