OHIO TO END PUA ON JUNE 26 May 13: Governor Mike DeWine announced he will inform the Department of Labor that Ohio will cease participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program on June 26th.
OHIO HEALTH ORDERS TO END JUNE 2ND May 12: Governor Mike DeWine announced he has asked the Ohio Department of Health to remove most pandemic health orders on June 2nd, including facial covering protocols, social distancing guidelines, and capacity restrictions for indoor and outdoor events.
Any pandemic health orders remaining solely relate to either nursing homes and assisted living facilities and data collection related to the pandemic.
May 14: Governor DeWine has updated the amended orders due to CDC guidance, stating "Ohio will be amending our remaining health orders to comply with the new CDC guidance, which says that those who have been vaccinated no longer need to wear masks, while those who have not been vaccinated should still wear a mask and socially distance.
The CDC still recommends everyone wear masks when they are in a healthcare setting, when they are travelling on public transportation, including airplanes, and when they are in a business or employer that chooses to require masks. Our order will be amended to reflect these recommendations, as well."
UNEMPLOYMENT WORK SEARCH UPDATE May 10: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced that residents seeking weekly unemployment benefits will be required to prove they are actively searching for a job beginning May 23rd.
Work-search activities include applying for a job, attending a resume-writing course, or creating and maintaining a re-employment plan on OhioMeansJobs.com. Some people will be exempt from conducting work-search activities, including employees on a temporary layoff of 45 days or less, and individuals in approved training, under state law.
RE-TRAINING OPTIONS TECHCRED TechCred program helps Ohioans learn new skills & helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online!
These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need. TechCred Program Guidelines
SHAREDWORK OHIO SharedWork Ohio is an alternative to layoffs for employers, allowing workers to remain employed and employers to retain their staff during times of reduced business activity. Under a SharedWork Ohio plan, employers reduce hours to avert a layoff. The participating employee works the reduced hours, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides an unemployment insurance benefit proportionate to their reduced hours. Interested employers should provide the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with a list of participating employees and specify their normal weekly hours of work, not to exceed 40 hours and not including overtime. Part-time employees may be eligible, but all employees in an affected unit must have their hours reduced by the same reduction percentage.
SharedWork Ohio Frequently Asked Questions