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The Workforce Development and Career Services Department offers employment services to individuals to encourage economic self-sufficiency and family stabilization. The services in the department include career counseling, job placement, retention and advancement. We strive to insure that each Customer engaged by the Columbus Urban League is equipped to add value in the workplace and in the community-at-large.

Walk-in appointments for Workforce Development and Career Services will be accepted on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Thursday and Friday by appointment ONLY. Inquires can be made and appointments can be set up by calling (614) 257-6300 extension 106.

New Beginnings is a program designed to help individuals successfully transition from assistance programs to self-sufficiency. The program assists individuals who are unemployed and currently receiving food assistance in Franklin County. New Beginnings offers workforce development courses over a three-week period covering topics ranging from cover letter and resume writing to employment retention training. After successfully completing the education component of the program, participants graduate from the program and receive priority employment placement assistance services. 

Transitions is a 3 week work readiness program designed to help ex-offenders successfully transition from unemployment to jobs. The program offers workforce development workshops, cognitive behavior intervention, support for the removal of barriers to employment and job placement assistance.

  • Individual career counseling
  • Workforce development workshops
  • Resume creation and consultation
  • Job interview preparation
  • Job application assistance
  • Job placement assistance


Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, & Coordinating Supplies (LINCS) Program: LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, & Coordinating Supplies) Program is an innovative, 8-16 week, online, credited, certification course designed to increase career opportunities in Supply Chain Management (SCM). The CUL, in partnership with Columbus State Community College (CSCC), work to help students enhance their credentials and accelerate their careers.

Programs and services funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and administered by Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services. 

Phone: 614-257-6300