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OhioMeansJobs offers the tools and resources to job-seekers and employers that will help you find a job or employees in Muskingum County.

OhioMeansJobs Resource Center

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OhioMeansJobs Muskingum County offers a variety of programs and services designed to meet your employment needs. Our Resource Center is a collaborative partnership that brings resources to job seekers in one location. All of the center self-help services are FREE and open to ANY job seeker with educational or training needs. We are located at 445 Woodlawn Avenue, Zanesville Ohio, in the front doors of the Job and Family Services building.

Resource Center Services:
  • Fully functional computer lab with internet connection
  • Job readiness workshops offered on a scheduled basis
  • Access to free resume paper, faxing, copying and mailing
  • Job search and employment assistance
  • Independent or staff-assisted resume writing
  • WIOA Adult & Dislocated Worker and Youth Program Services
  • Assistance filing for Unemployment Compensation
  • On-the-Job Training Opportunities
  • Connections/referrals to agency partners and community resources

Our friendly and professional team is on hand to help job seekers strengthen their interviewing skills, create more marketable resumes, identify and highlight transferable skill sets, connect and refer to agency partners and other community resources and provide information and resources on training opportunities.

OhioMeansJobs.com

OhioMeansJobs.com is more than just an online job board and resume bank. It is a full-fledged online career counseling center, proving a menu of career services to job seekers and an abundance of resources for businesses looking to hire. It provides a self-directed front door for job seekers and businesses interest in employment programs.

When you go to OhioMeansJobs.com landing page, you will find options to “get started” as an employer, individual or an option to job search. You can click any of those options or allow OWEN (red cardinal) to take you on a guided tour! He offers step by step instructions on how to register for an account and offers an overview of online services. Additionally, you’ll find icons, like those below, that provide direct links to online services. There is no wrong way to access the information you need! Just remember that you can’t save your information to your backpack without creating and/or logging into your account.

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Online services include:
  • A virtual backpack that includes a document storage element, school, scholarship, career and employment program searches
  • Information on local career fairs and workshops
  • Free practice testing for ACT, SAT and GED
  • Information on apprenticeship programs and internships
  • A budget calculator with cost of living calculations
  • Labor Market Information
  • In-Demand and Green Career Options
Visit Ohio Means Jobs

No appointment necessary for self service! Resource Center open to the public from 7:30a – 4:30p daily!

Additional Resources

  • Hiring Events
    Many employers in our area offer hiring events where job seekers are able to learn about area businesses and even apply for employment. View available events in our area.
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  • Online Job Search
    Ohio Means Jobs - Muskingum County Job & Family Services, is a full service workforce resource center. This offers a variety of services to assist job seekers to find employment. Most of these services are self-directed but staff is on hand that can assist you. We also have partner staff that can help individuals to overcome employment barriers.
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  • Federal Jobs
    The mission of Muskingum County Job & Family Services is to be the community's primary resource for labor exchange activities to promote maximum employment and meet the personnel needs of area businesses and organizations.
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  • State Of Ohio Jobs
    Browse jobs throughout Ohio, find apprenticeships, public sector opportunities, local job fairs and hiring events.
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  • Laid Off Workers
    Muskingum County Job & Family Services is a collaboration of community partners dedicated to providing quality, integrated, and comprehensive employment- related resources, training, and supportive services.
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  • Unemployment Call Center - 877-644-6562
    To apply for UC Benefits, an unemployed worker can call toll-free 1-877-644-6562, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays).
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Business Services & Resources

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OhioMeansJobs Muskingum County actively addresses the needs our local businesses have for a qualified, trained and skilled workforce. Working with OhioMeansJobs, employers can create value and save money for their business in addition to providing a significant benefit to the community. All of the services we offer our employers are free of charge.

Find Qualified Job Candidates using OhioMeansJobs.com or OhioMeansJobs Muskingum County’s Business Services Team!

Employers that like self-directed services can utilize OhioMeansJobs.com to help them find the right employees with ease at no cost. Getting started is easy. Just log onto OhioMeansJobs.com, click on “Get Started” under “employers,” and look for these icons:

Muskingum-County-JFS-Ohio-Means-Jobs-Business-ServicesPosting a job at OhioMeansJobs.com is quick and easy. Registration is required. You will need your organization’s FEIN (Federal Employee Identification Number) and State of Ohio Tax Withholding Account Number you can have immediate and full access to search resumes.

Muskingum-County-JFS-Ohio-Means-Jobs-Business-ServicesEasily search millions of resumes by experience, veteran status, education, location and more.

Visit Ohio Means Jobs

Employers that prefer a more personal touch can utilize our Business Services team to assist them with their job posting and recruitment needs. For more information on these or other staff assisted services please email Justy.Cordray@jfs.ohio.gov or Debbie.Greiner@jfs.ohio.gov.

Pre-Screening of Resumes and Applications

Employers may choose to have resumes pre-screened to their job requirements. Potential candidates may also complete applications at our site and qualified applicants will be referred.

Free Advertising

Job postings may be displayed in the center for all local job seekers in addition to online. Additionally, employers that participate with OhioMeansJobs may be recognized and/or have job opportunities shared on flyers, email blasts and other outreach materials without cost.

Community Resource Contacts

Information and contacts for a wide range of community resources can be provided.

Labor Market Information

Labor market information based on your requirements can be provided.

Federal Contractor Requirements

Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to immediately list all employment openings with the nearest State Job Services Office or Workforce Development Offices. OhioMeansJobs Centers meet this requirement

Hiring Events

If you are expanding your current business or opening a new facility, we can provide you with candidates. Our OhioMeansJobs Centers offer an ideal location for recruiting a large number of candidates.

Rapid Response Services

If you are downsizing or closing your business, we can assist by meeting with your workers to explain their options and help them get re-employed. Our staff can conduct this service at your facility or at Our OhioMeansJobs Centers.

Tax Incentives

Tax Incentives can help employers offset hiring costs. OhioMeansJobs.com offers employers access and information on these valuable resources so that their businesses can succeed.

The Work Opportunity and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit Program (WOTC) are federal tax credits which provide Ohio employers with a tax credit against their federal tax liability for hiring individuals from targeted groups of job seekers such as TANF & SNAP Recipients, Veterans, Ex-Felons, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients.

Note: Applications must be submitted to the Ohio WOTC Office within 28 days of the start to work date to meet the timely filing criteria. Don’t miss this tax credit by missing the deadline!

For More Information on the WOTC Program:

Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, OH 43216-1618
Direct phone: (614) 644-0966
Email: wotc_contact@jfs.ohio.gov

On-The-Job Training for NEW HIRES!

You Hire, You Train, We Pay: Training may be offered for select jobs up to 3 months with 50% reimbursement of the wage rate you are paying the trainee.

Call us to find out more about the OJT program and our customized training programs. Ask for Justy or Debbie! We would be glad to come and talk about this cost saving program!

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We are glad to assist you with any employment needs.

Phone: (740) 454-6211
Justy.Cordray@jfs.ohio.gov or Debbie.Greiner@jfs.ohio.gov

Youth Programs

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CCMEP Comprehensive Case Management & Employment Program & Services

CCMEP is OhioMeansJobs Muskingum County’s program for serving youth and young adults ages 14-24. This program aims to improve employment and educational outcomes for youth and young adults by helping them overcome barriers to employment and develop the successful skills our local employers seek. It takes a holistic approach to stabilizing individuals and families by providing services including health, addiction/substance abuse issues, housing, education, transportation and more. In conjunction with supportive services, CCMEP will provide access to employment and training services, including career counseling and job placement.

Youth interested in the program can stop by our office to get an application, complete it and return it!

CCMEP is not a summer work program, this program is a year-round program that takes a commitment from the participant and the CCMEP staff, working toward success!

Eligibility Requirements:
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  • Youth and Young Adults age 14-24
  • Must be a Muskingum County Resident
  • Must be income eligible or have one of the following barriers to employment or education:
    • Involvement in the Court System
    • Individual with a Disability
    • Pregnant or Parenting
    • Homeless, Runaway, Foster Youth
    • Dropped Out of High School and/or Failure to Attend Complete Quarter
    • Basic Skills Deficient or English Learner AND Low Income
    • Requires Additional Assistance to Complete Education or Hold Employment AND Low Income
    • Certain income criteria apply
Contact Info

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed all major holidays and weekends
Phone: (740) 454-6211
Fax: 740-455-4466
Address: 8445 Woodlawn Avenue - Zanesville, OH 43701

Additional Resources

  • Youth Works

    We can help you finish high school, get started in a higher education program, get a job, keep the job you already have or help you find a better job.

    Contact Number For Ohio Means Jobs Muskingum County
    740-454-6211
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  • CCMEP

    CCMEP is a program combining components of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Work Force Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) intended to give low income youth and young adults valuable work experience. In a joint effort between Human Services and OhioMeansJobs an active approach will be taken to help remove barriers that may be contributing to poverty and unemployment. Our agency will provide access to supportive services and programs that are intended to help with job placement and facilitate job retention.

    Contact Number For Ohio Means Jobs Muskingum County
    740-454-6211
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WIOA Adult & Dislocated Worker Programs

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or WIOA was signed into law in July of 2014 replacing Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). WIOA is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers, into high-quality jobs and careers. Additionally, it is designed to help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

WIOA is an employment first program and our primary goal is to get customers back into the workforce. If individuals are unsuccessful in utilizing Resource Room Services to meet their employment needs, then eligible participants can receive staff assisted services. The services vary based upon the needs of the customer as identified through the assessment process. There are two primary types of services—staff assisted services and training services.

Staff Assisted One-on-One Services
  • Develop and Individualized Employment Plan—This will assist in getting you back to work or help upgrade your current employment.
  • Assessments—Identification of your skill levels, service needs, interests and appropriate employment goals.
  • Individual Counseling
  • Career Planning
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Financial Literacy Services
  • English Language Acquisition & Integrated Education
  • Training
Training Services

OhioMeansJobs Muskingum County is an employment first program that offers education assistance only if a customer is unable to obtain or upgrade employment with the current skills he or she possesses.

WIOA is not an entitlement program. A customer must be able to show they have made reasonable efforts toward employment and that training is the appropriate service to meet the employment goal.

Training Must:
  • Lead to employment in an in-demand industry
  • Be 24 months or less
  • Lead to an industry recognized certificate or license
We are not able to:
  • Pay for a degreed program (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate)
  • Assist with training someone that is already enrolled in a program
  • Pay for training in which someone is already credentialed

For more information on WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Services stop by our office or call (740) 454-6211.

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Job and Family Services supervises the state's public assistance, employment services, unemployment insurance, child and adult protective services, adoption, child care, and child support programs.