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Resources to Assist Job Seekers

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I believe in the resiliency of Ohio and the ability of our people to bounce back from what has been a very difficult recession. We have a history of overcoming obstacles and growing stronger than ever before, and I look forward to pursuing common-sense solutions to our economic crisis.

But despite the fact that Ohio’s unemployment rate has been subtly dropping during the past several months, there are still far too many Ohioans who are suffering pay cuts or job loss. Over the next few years, my legislative colleagues and I will need to roll up our sleeves and do what needs to be done to improve our state’s business climate. In the meantime, I’d like to highlight some resources for you to explore if you are unemployed or just looking for new opportunities.

Today’s job search is high tech and very competitive. For this reason, using the Internet to search for jobs will give you access to updated job postings and also make your credentials available to employers. I encourage you to explore OhioMeansJobs.com, which is a collaboration between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and Monster.com. This web site allows you to post your résumé online while browsing thousands of jobs across the state. You can find comprehensive job search results based on your precise area of interest and location.

For those unemployed individuals who are hoping to obtain a higher level of education, the University System of Ohio offers Adult Workforce Education (AWE) programs to provide post-secondary workforce education and training. These AWE centers provide career counseling, financial aid assistance, job placement assistance and various other services. You may contact our local Adult and Continuing Education Center by calling (419) 671-8700, visiting www.tps.org, or visiting the office at 3301 Upton Avenue in Toledo.

Additionally, The Source Northwest Ohio provides workforce services to help job seekers develop competitive skill sets to make them more marketable. The center seeks to help individuals compete in the rapidly evolving job market so they can thrive in the modern workplace. The Source is located at 1301 Monroe Street in Toledo, and you can call (419) 213-JOBS for additional information.

If you would like to find helpful interview tips, résumé templates, career advice, and many other articles and tutorials right on the web, I encourage you to visit OhioHereToHelp.com. You are also welcome to contact my office at any time, and I will do my best to help you find the resources you need for a successful job search. I know that these are difficult times for our community, and I would like to stress that as your state representative, I strive to be a faithful public servant to the people of the 46th House District.

 

Photo by CharlotWest