COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A report shows Ohio's new effort to find jobs for welfare recipients fell short.
The $66 million effort launched six months ago has so far come up with work for 257 Ohioans, and three-quarters are earning $10 or less. Of that number, just five were still employed after 90 days.
Half of the state's 20 regional workforce boards trying to make placements have found no one a job.
The Ohio Works Incentive Program was intended to help people get from welfare to work, but state officials acknowledge that initial results are underwhelming.
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