Updated: Apr 30, 2021
The Columbus-Franklin County Jobs Center just completed $600,000 in renovations—with conceptual interior designs by Xia Hua, Interior Designer at the Neighborhood Design Center. On April 7, the public got it's first look at the new space during a virtual ribbon cutting event.
“Luckily, through CARES Act money with the city and the county, we were able to work with the Neighborhood Design Center and really come up with a design that was able to make it really what we needed it to be.” - Scott Johnson, OhioMeansJobs Columbus – Franklin County Operator.
Video credit: Ohio Means Jobs Columbus-Franklin County
After nearly a year since the Covid-19 pandemic shuttered the center's doors to the public, customers will be welcomed back to an open and inviting space featuring new furnishings and an energizing color scheme as they seek assistance on their pathway to employment. The design features a flexible floor plan which takes into consideration the continuing need to socially distance.
Before the pandemic, the building at 1111 East Broad Street helped about 125 people each day with jobs services. The center, which serves as the home to 13 area non-profits, has been able to find new ways to assist customers virtually, assisting 5,000 unique individuals over the last year with one-on-one job counseling and educational webinars.
Learn more about the design process and project by clicking here.