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Through public service and community collaboration, Coshocton County Job and Family Services provides individuals and families with the respect, encouragement, support, and assistance necessary to achieve an improved quality of life.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For more information call (740) 622-1020



                                    ***Brought to you by Coshocton County Job and Family Services***


                                       Youth job applications will be available May 4, 2015 – May 29, 2015 at:

                                                            OhioMeansJobs – Coshocton County

                      Located in the lower level of Coshocton JFS, 725 Pine Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812 

                                                  Monday, Wednesday, Friday:                9:00am-3:00pm

                                                  Tuesday, Thursday:                               9:00am-6:00pm

                                                  Saturday, May 9th and May 23rd:         10:00am-2:00pm


                                             This paid summer work program is income-based 

                                              For participants between 16 and 24 years of age

                               If the youth is under the age of 18, a parent must sign the job application.


                                   Questions about Coshocton Youth Workforce should be directed to:

                                            Lisa Scott, (740)295-7560 or Brenda Lynch, (740)295-7573


                PRINT THIS INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH A FRIEND: 2015 CYW Application Flyer.pdf 


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  • 1/9/15 - Coshocton now bacon central for Kraft

    Everything’s better with bacon — including Coshocton. Yesterday, Kraft Foods Group announced it is consolidating its Oscar Mayer bacon production and distribution operations in this former canal town about 75 miles east of Columbus. The expansion of the Coshocton plant will entail an investment of about $43 million in construction, machinery and equipment costs and add about 300 jobs generating about $8.7 million in payroll for the area, essentially doubling the facility’s size and workforce. The announcement was a shot in the arm for the community. “We’ve lost so many of our manufacturing jobs — about 42 percent in the last 10 to 15 years,” said Dorothy Skowrunski, executive director of the Coshocton Port Authority, which helped to broker the deal to keep Coshocton making bacon. “People have been having to drive to Columbus and Zanesville to find jobs. With the expansion of Kraft, people can finally come back home to work.”
    For more than 30 years, a portion of Oscar Mayer’s bacon has been produced in Coshocton. The plant opened in 1983 with two production lines and 70 employees. Since then, it’s expanded to 370 employees and five lines producing and distributing about two-thirds of Oscar Mayer’s 10 varieties of bacon. In the spring, Kraft Foods Group, which owns Oscar Mayer, began discussions about consolidating its two bacon operations, the other located in Kirksville, Mo. Both locations began putting together incentive packages to keep production in their towns. With help from JobsOhio and the city of Coshocton, Kraft chose to expand in Coshocton. The port authority offered a 10-year, 75 percent property-tax abatement on the expansion project and worked in conjunction with JobsOhio to secure a 10-year, 60 percent Job Creation Tax Credit through the Ohio Tax Commission. JobsOhio also will contribute employee-training dollars to the incentive package. The city of Coshocton offered a job-creation grant, returning 50 percent of the company’s city income tax to Kraft Foods Group for 10 years. Kirksville’s employees were notified this week that its bacon production would be phased out by the end of 2015.
    “Consolidation makes better use of our bacon manufacturing assets,” said Kraft Foods Group spokeswoman Joyce Hodel. “It’s a move to build manufacturing scale and lower overhead and total production cost.” Kraft Foods Group generated about $18 billion in revenue last year. Oscar Mayer, which also produces hot dogs and lunch meats, contributed more than $1 billion to that figure. Oscar Mayer is the top-producing bacon brand in the country, and it’s on the rise, Hodel said. “The category has been growing broadly over the last few years,” she said, “into fast food, fine dining. There’s even bacon ice cream. Bacon is on a roll.”

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  • 10/14/14 - Coshocton County to hold Employment Expo Oct. 23rd

    Ohio Means Jobs - Coshocton County is hosting an Employment Exposition at the Lake Park Pavilion, October 23rd. The event hours are 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. More than 30 local employers have committed to attend the job fair. Employers that are currently hiring or who are planning to hire within the next few months will be prepared to accept applications or engage job seekers with on the spot interviews.

    Job seekers should come prepared with resume in hand and be ready to complete applications on site. Those who do not currently have a working resume can utilize the Ohio Means Jobs Employment Center located at 725 Pine Street to have a resume developed prior to the event.

    There is still room left for businesses that would like to participate.

    If you would like more information contact Jandi Adams 740-295-7519 or Lynn Jacobs at 295-7516 at Ohio Means Jobs – Coshocton County.

    OhioMeansJobs - Coshocton County is a division of Coshocton County Job & Family Services

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Our Director

Welcome to the Coshocton JFS new and improved website.  We want to provide you with access to important information in an efficient and easy manner.  I’d like to draw your attention to our 2013 Annual Report that you can access via the link on our home page.  Some highlights of 2013 are:

·  Our continuation of Alternative Response in Children Services.  Fifty-seven percent of the screened-in cases this year were referred to Alternative Response.  This philosophy seeks safety of children by emphasizing family engagement and collaborative partnerships, sets aside fault finding and substantiation of the report and applies to cases that do not allege serious harm or potential criminal charges.  Our local Children Services Levy generated almost $550,000.  Our foster care expenses exceeded $540,000 for the year.

·  For the last two years, we have consistently met the All-Family Work Participation rate for those families receiving cash assistance.  As a result of this effort, people are either finding employment or choosing not to seek cash welfare.  Our caseload has dropped from a high of 251 cases in April 2010 to under 50 in December 2013.  We have implemented intensive case management to help the hardest to serve obtain self-sufficiency.

·  Coshocton JFS was in the top 10 counties in the state that made improvement in the percentage of collections we receive for current and arrears Child Support payments.  Ohio ranks as one of the highest states in the nation for collection rates.  We suspended only 42 driver’s licenses in 2013.  This is always our last resort for enforcement and we only use it when all other options have been exhausted.

·  We saw a 75% increase in the number of applications for Public Assistance from 2008 to 2013 and were able to process them with less staff!  Nearly 2,400 working residents receive Food Assistance benefits which allow them to continue working and gaining skills while receiving the necessary support for their families. Coshocton residents received nearly $10,000,000 in Food Assistance benefits in 2013.

We look forward to the future of providing county residents with the support and encouragement they need to improve their quality of life.  We hope our new website will prove to be a useful tool for you to take advantage of those services if and when you need them.

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