Prospective employers who want to ensure that new hires have a good understanding of what’s expected on the job, and who may even want to hold a hiring event to screen job applicants, can accomplish those goals by partnering for free with Ohio Means Jobs, according to a local workforce development expert.
Tara Campbell, director of Workforce Services at Ohio Means Jobs in Highland County, recently described the services offered locally by her organization, noting that a training program conducted by the jobs program results in potential employees becoming nationally certified in ethics, relationships with coworkers, being on time, honesty and other positive attributes sought by employers.
All services are free and are designed to help businesses find skilled employees, fund training on and off the job to improve productivity, and work with businesses to lower the risks and related costs associated with hiring new employees, said Campbell.
According to a handout Campbell provided at a recent Hillsboro Rotary Club meeting, Ohio Means Jobs centers provide services including:
• Posting job openings.
• Applicant referral, recruitment and screening.
• Assisting with the cost of on-the-job training for eligible applicants.
• Providing online resume searches for for entry level to highly-skilled positions.
• Skills proficiency testing for job seekers.
• Pre-employment training to eligible applicants.
Ohio Means Jobs can also provide space for businesses that would like to conduct a hiring event.
“I want employers to know that we’re here to assist them in hiring skilled workers,” said Campbell.
Also available is a website that helps businesses connect with the labor pool, which can be accessed by logging onto OhioMeansJobs.com, clicking on “Get Started” under “Employers,” and choosing from a menu of a variety of items covering topics from job chat services to veterans who are job seekers to resumes and more.
Ohio Means Jobs is under the umbrella of Highland County Community Action, and is located at the Hi-Tec Center at 1575 N. High St. in Hillsboro. The office can be contacted at 937-393-1933.