Economic Gardening Initiative
The Wyandot County Office of Economic Development and its JobsOhio regional partner agency are working together to implement an Economic Gardening Initiative in Wyandot County. This initiative utilizes a network of Entrepreneurial Support Organizations to grow existing, second stage companies. The program is sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation (www.edwardlowe.org). View a Fact Sheet outlining the program here. For more information, contact Greg Moon at 419-294-4931.
JobsOhio is Building Businesses That Create Jobs for Ohioans
Governor John Kasich's top priority is to revive Ohio's economy and create jobs. JobsOhio is a private non-profit corporation created to drive economic development because business success and job creation benefits everyone. As governor, John Kasich will replace Ohio’s government-run economic development functions with JobsOhio, a new not-for-profit corporation which will report to the governor and oversee the state’s efforts to revive the state’s economy and create jobs. A private-sector approach to economic development will be more responsive to the needs of business. Visit the JobsOhio
website to learn more.
Ohio Means Jobs For Employers or Job Seekers
The Ohio Means Jobs Website (https://ohiomeansjobs.com/omj/
) allows employers to search through millions of resumes which include job seekers based in Ohio, limited bordering states and those willing to relocate to Ohio for the talent and skills you need for free
. If you are a job seeker you can visit this website
to post/update your resume or search for Ohio jobs.
Ohio Means Jobs-You Hire, You Train, We Pay
by Dept of Job and Family Services
On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a federally funded program that helps employers hire and train job seekers for long-term employment. This is an opportunity for an employer to work with the local One-Stop to recruit, pre-screen, and hire new employees, and to train them in the specific skills they will need to help your business thrive. The employer is reimbursed for the costs of training, and the decision to expand employment will boost economy by creating opportunity. Click here for further information.
The Office of Workforce Development is in charge of several new and exciting statewide initiatives that are funded with WIA statewide funds. The purpose of these initiatives is to place added focus on special programs and populations that need financial support above and beyond local area funds. Our statewide initiatives cover a wide range of issues and can vary each year. Current special initiatives are: Green Jobs
- Information about green jobs, industries, and education programs in Ohio. Shale Project
- Covering a large part of Ohio, shale formations have promising potential for jobs expansion. Learn more about Ohio's workforce development plan for jobs growth in the energy industry. National Emergency Grants
(NEGs) - Provide temporary extra funding to help people and communities recover from unemployment resulting from plant closings, mass layoffs, and natural disasters. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame
- Provides public recognition of the contributions Ohio women have made to our state, our nation and our world. Each year the State invites nominations for induction into the Hall of Fame.
Visit the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services website for other programs and information on workforce development.
Visit the State of Ohio Working and Employment website for other job opportunities and employment information.
Visit the JobsOhio website for business development in Ohio.