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Apr 13 2018

Green Corps Program Helping to Grow County Workforce

Ten new well trained prospective employees entered the workforce yesterday as the newest graduates of the Franklin County Commissioners’ Green Corps program, which is a partnership between the commissioners, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio, IMPACT Community Action, and Eckard Connects.  Participants in the program are trained by Franklin Park Conservatory staff for well-paid jobs in the community’s growing green industries.



Apr 02 2018

Commissioners Kick Off National County Government Month

Each April, counties all over the nation celebrate National County Government Month with activities and information designed to celebrate all the ways that local county governments positively impact the lives of their residents every day. 

Mar 23 2018

Building Futures Program Connecting Low-Income Residents to Careers in Skilled Trades

A new pipeline to train low-income workers for careers in the skilled building trades has 21 students graduating today in its inaugural class, marking completion of the first government/union trade program of its kind in Ohio.
 

Mar 20 2018

Commissioners Reaffirm Commitment to Pay Equity

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution signing-on to “The Columbus Commitment,” an initiative of the Columbus Women’s Commission that calls on employers to take action to promote gender- and race- based pay equity. The board is the 100th local employer to do so.



Feb 23 2018

Commissioners Call on State Legislature to Expand Ohio’s Anti-Discrimination Laws

On February 20, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution endorsing House Bill 160 of the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Fairness Act, which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Feb 15 2018

Commissioners Expand Reach of Age-Friendly Initiative to all of Franklin County

On Tuesday, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners approved a $150,000-agreement, funded by the senior services levy, with The Ohio State University College of Social Work to support the work of the Age-Friendly Columbus initiative, and to expand its efforts to encompass all of Franklin County.

Jan 23 2018

Commissioners To Join Nationwide Opiate Lawsuit

The Franklin County commissioners this morning adopted a resolution to hire outside legal counsel and join the ongoing nationwide lawsuits against manufacturers and drug distributors in response to the increasing number of opiate overdose deaths in Central Ohio.



Jan 15 2018

Commissioners Honor The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Franklin County Commissioners’ Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

Jan 09 2018

Commissioners Approve Paid Family Leave

This morning, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a new Paid Family Leave program to allow employees time to provide parental care immediately following the birth or adoption of a minor child, and to care for a covered family member who has a serious medical condition. 

Jan 02 2018

Boyce Elected President of the Board of Commissioners for 2018

Franklin County Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce was selected this morning by a unanimous vote of the three-member Board of Commissioners to serve as board president for 2018.

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