OhioMeansJobs | Vinton County can assist your company in finding qualified employees and in seeking funding for training and other resources to keep you competitive.

Recruitment
OhioMeansJobs offers several options to help employers fill job openings:

  • Call your local OhioMeansJobs Center – In just minutes, a Business Services Representative can obtain the information necessary for job-order processing and will enter the opening on the statewide job matching system.
  • Complete and fax a job order fax sheet available on OhioMeansJobs.com to your local center and a Business Service Representative will post the job on OhioMeansJobs.com.
  • OhioMeansJobs.com has a self-service feature for employers to post job openings or search resumes.
  • Customized Mass Recruitment Services – When an employer needs a large number of employees, an OhioMeansJobs Business Services Representative can devise a plan to find qualified candidates.
  • Facilities and Office Equipment – Companies can use one of our OhioMeansJobs Centers location to conduct interviews, orientation and/or testing.
  • Job Fairs – Our job fairs have a proven track record of attracting a diverse and qualified pool of job seekers at one convenient location.
  • Staff-assisted Job Order – An OhioMeansJobs Business Service Representative can access job seekers registered in the state-wide database, notify qualified applicants, pre-screen and refer them to an employer.

Employee Retention Services
Many support services are available to eligible employees through the OhioMeansJobs Centers. These include health care coverage, child care, transportation, and income management. By identifying issues contributing to turnover and referring employees to the Center for assistance, employers can increase the retention of their workforce, saving time and money.

OhioMeansJobs Partner Staff can follow up with all employees who are referred by OhioMeansJobs and hired. This can include regular contact with the employee and the supervisor to identify any potential barriers to employment as they arise.

Employee Training
Workforce development services and training are based upon your business’s defined needs and desired outcomes, training for all levels of employees can be developed through our partners.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) is administered by your local Department of Job and Family Services under the authorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. An OJT can help defray up to 50 percent of the cost of wages during a new employee’s initial training period.

  • Testing and assessment services available through the OhioMeansJobs Centers and its partners can be useful in determining a job profile and uncovering the potential for employees to increase their skills so they can progress further in the organization.
  • Workforce training is available through several OhioMeansJobs partners. Training can be customized to meet employers’ needs. Contact your local OhioMeansJobs Center for partner information.

Rapid Response
The Rapid Response team provides local on-site assistance and a coordinated presentation of available resources and services to help employees, unions, companies, and communities deal with large and small layoffs. Rapid Response benefits include:

  • Outplacement activities to assist workers in finding new jobs.
  • Assistance in stabilizing the employee-employer environment during a layoff/closing.
  • Help maintaining worker productivity prior to layoff.
  • Coordination of delivery of services to the employees.
  • Unemployment Compensation representatives are available to provide information and answer questions on UC benefits or Trade Readjustment Allowance program.
  • Employers planning layoffs are urged to contact the local OhioMeansJobs Center to schedule an on-site visit by the Rapid Response team.