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DHS adds 17 new jobs in Ontario in effort to ease backlog

ONTARIO – Seventeen new jobs are currently open at the state Department of Human Services office in Ontario.

The influx of jobs to the local economy will help ease the strain on a system that’s overburdened statewide.

“In some areas there’s a backlog of people getting services,” said Dan Ramirez, Self Sufficiency program manager. “With the state distributing the workload, that can expedite services.”

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The department is currently hiring human services specialists tasked with benefit and eligibility work. These employees will work at the Ontario office to respond to clients around the state. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The specialists will primarily assist . . .