Employment - OhioMeansJobs

Through the OhioMeansJobs Employment and Training Center, you have access to job search services, training services, employer recruiting and job posting services, labor market information, and other community resources that will help you move toward self-sufficiency.

OhioMeansJobs has a no-wrong-door philosophy, which means staff will help you find what you need as smoothly and simply as possible. Veterans receive priority of service. 


OhioMeansJobs is based on a no wrong-door philosophy whereby customers may receive career services and training services that will move them toward self-sufficiency.  The OhioMeansJobs Center offers access to job search services, formalized training services, employer recruiting and job posting services, labor market information, and information on community resources.

Types of Services

  • Basic career services include outreach, job search assistance, and labormarket information.
  • Individualized career services include comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans, employment counseling, and career planning.
  • Training services. Customers are linked to job opportunities in their communities, including occupational and basic skills training. Customers may participate in appropriate, in-demand workforce training opportunities, on-the-job training opportunities or employer supported incumbent worker training opportunities.

Youth Services

Youth ages 14-24 who have at least one barrier to employment may be eligible for Youth Services. Service strategies, developed by contracted youth services providers, prepare youth for employment and/or post-secondary education through strong linkages between academic and occupational learning.

Dislocated Worker Services

A dislocated worker is someone who is 18 years old or older and who has lost his/her job as a result of a lay-off, company closure, or company downsizing. Dislocated worker services are services that assist the dislocated worker in moving back into the job market as quickly as possible and provide opportunities to upgrade skills to increase marketability.

Employment Help for Ohio Works First (OWF) Cash Assistance Recipients

Residents participating in Ohio Works First are required to meet a certain number of work or volunteer hours each week. Those who are unable to meet the requirements on their own will be assisted to help them remove barriers to employment.

Meeting Food Assistance Work Requirements

Once an individual is approved for food assistance benefits, the individual must meet a work requirement to continue to receive the benefits.

A work required adult or Able-Bodied Adult without Dependents (ABAWD) is someone who is 18 years old but not yet 50 years old and is not pregnant or parenting.

There are several different ways to meet the work requirement.

  1. Employment
  2. Approved work experience activity
Phone: 419-774-5400 
Fax: 419-774-0051
Hours of Operation: Monday‑Friday
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