Cincinnati Council could vote by the end of the month to fund Mayor John Cranley’s Hand Up initiative. He unveiled it during his State of the City speech in September.
Hand Up is designed to help the long-term under and unemployed find permanent, full-time jobs.
Nearly $1.4 million of city funding would go to three existing job readiness programs. Those include Cincinnati Works, Cincinnati Cooks and the Urban Leagues “SOAR” program.
Several people addressed Council Wednesday on the funding.