Cincinnati Works

An anti-poverty organization says a UC Economics Center report shows it has generated $34.6 million in economic impact over its 20 year existence.

Cincinnati Works President Peggy Zink says the agency has helped more than 5,000 people find jobs.

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About a third of Cincinnati residents and almost half of the city’'s children are living in poverty, according to the U.S. Census American Community Survey and WCPO. This number has gone up significantly in the last five years and is double that of national rates.

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Finding a job is especially difficult if you don't have transportation, childcare, or the means to go back to school. A Cincinnati anti-poverty organization is offering a helping hand to those who want to help themselves.

Cincinnati Works pre-screens its members by doing a background check, drug screen, and requires job readiness workshops. It held its first spring job fair Tuesday at City Link in the West End.

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A Cincinnati organization says it now has economic proof it is making a difference in the community and the lives of people it is helping find jobs.