Its mission is to partner with area businesses and organizations to make sure people are employed, and that includes Ohio’s teenagers. The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio says it encourages teens to look at getting work early on. President and CEO Lisa Patt-McDaniel says some employers might be wary to hire young adults, but businesses could be pleasantly surprised by their work ethic. Grants and Programs Manager Lawrence Jackson says teenagers sometimes need motivation to take the extra step towards building a career.