740-695-1075 Belmont County - St. Clairsville, Ohio

Work Experience Program

How does WEP work?

Participants in this program are placed with contracted area businesses and organizations in exchange for cash assistance and/or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Required participants are those individuals eligible for Ohio Works First and/or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The program is designed to increase the employability of participants by connecting them to area employers who can help them build job skills and work experience.

Benefits to Employers

  • Receive skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled labor without payroll expenses, worker’s compensation fees or benefit costs.
  • Create your own job descriptions and work schedules to meet your organization’s needs.
  • Instill positive work ethics in work experience participants.
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services.
  • Utilize work experience as a hiring tool to fill vacant positions.
  • Share in Belmont County’s success stories.

We welcome the opportunity to work with all area businesses and organizations. Contact the JOBS Department if you would like to become a part of our team.

The next time you need to increase your workforce, please call us. Our staff is available to you Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. To 4:30 p.m.

BCDJFS Work Experience Site Coordinator

Phone: (740) 695-1075, ext. 1237

JOBS Department
Belmont County Job & Family Services
68145 Hammond Rd., St. Clairsville, OH 43950