The Workforce Development Agency has full-time counselors at OhioMeansJobs Hancock County. Counselors provide in-depth assessments of the needs of our business customers and comprehensive services to both employers and job seekers.
OhioMeansJobs Hancock County counselors are dedicated to helping businesses improve productivity and decrease turnover. They have the experience, expertise and the latest tools to make the best match between employers and people looking for the right job. OhioMeansJobs Hancock County counselors coordinate mass recruitments, ease the pain of downsizing and can even provide very low-cost criminal background checks.
Counselors interview customers to assess employability, education, aptitude and interests. All partner services may be utilized and results in the development of an individual employment plan and ultimately in rewarding employment. OhioMeansJobs Hancock County counselors help job seekers understand and maximize their strengths and provide short-term vocational training and other assistance to improve skills and overcome weaknesses.
Individual training accounts may be available to pay for short-term vocational training when the job seeker and counselor decide it is needed.
Job & Family Services
Job & Family Services conducts job search classes. Class size is kept small and the curriculum is taught in modules, allowing students to enter and benefit from the class on any given day. Instruction covers all the elements of organizing an efficient job search including basic resumes and cover letters which can be tailored for specific employers. After class time, assistance is available in contacting potential employers. Once an interview is scheduled, Job Search Coaches can help with everything from researching the company to providing transportation. Help can continue after the student lands the job if needed. Staff can help with professional or specialized clothing and necessary equipment, payment of license, certification and testing fees, pre-placement physicals and drug screening. Most importantly, they will be there to support both the employer and the new worker during the first critical months on the job. Job and Family Services also provides access to all public assistance cash and medical programs, Food Stamps, Child Care, and emergency services.
Eligibilities: Available to everyone
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
The adult services program, under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, is designed to provide quality employment and training services to help eligible adults find and qualify for meaningful occupation, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.
The goals of the program are to increase employment and retention in unsubsidized, private sector employment.
There are three types of services:
- Basic career services includes outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information.
- Individualized career services includes comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans, counseling, and career planning.
- Training services. Customers are linked to job opportunities in their communities, including occupational and basic skills training. Participants use an “individual training account” to select an appropriate program from an workforce training provider or participate in an employer-supported training.
We are proud to offer priority of services to U.S. Military Veterans and eligible spouses.