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Wage Pathway Program

The Wage Pathway program can help young people ages 16-24 find a job, earn higher wages, and gain skills for a career in one of Ohio’s in-demand industries. It also awards incentives of up to $3,000 when participants achieve work-related goals. The program is being offered initially at OhioMeansJobs Centers in Cuyahoga, Summit, Ashtabula and Ottawa counties.

Who is eligible?

Young people ages 16 to 24 may participate if:

This includes those who receive public assistance, are not enrolled in school, aged out of foster care, have been involved in the justice system, are a parent or pregnant, and/or have a disability.

What does Wage Pathway provide?

Wage Pathway can help participants quickly find employment, gain skills for a career in an in-demand industry, receive ongoing job coaching, earn higher wages, and earn incentives of up to $3,000.

Learn more about program goals and incentives.

Learn how to participate.

Are you an employer looking for dedicated workers?

Learn why you should hire Wage Pathway participants.

Wage Pathway is a cooperative effort to test new approaches to helping individuals find employment. The program is funded by a Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

State Partners:

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Department of Higher Education
OhioMeansJobs Ashtabula County
OhioMeansJobs Cleveland-Cuyahoga County
OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County
OhioMeansJobs Summit County
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
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