Job Fair set for Sept. 26


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



Ohio Means Jobs Meigs County staff members are pictured with the Meigs County Commissioners during a recent meeting when the agency was recognized as part of Workforce Development Month.

Ohio Means Jobs Meigs County staff members are pictured with the Meigs County Commissioners during a recent meeting when the agency was recognized as part of Workforce Development Month.


POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners recently recognized employees from the Meigs County location of Ohio Means Jobs.

September is Workforce Development Month, which brought the opportunity for Supervisor Theresa Lavender and the Ohio Means Jobs staff to update the commissioners on the work of the agency.

Lavender told the commissioners that since moving into their currently building around seven years ago the agency and the services provided through it have expanded. Relationships have been developed with several employers, as well as the schools, in order to better assist Meigs County residents as they look for employment.

In 2017, the agency assisted more than 5,000 job seekers; had 816 people attend workshops or trainings; saw 2,734 people utilize the resource room; and worked with 61 employers.

Currently, the agency is working to organize a Job Fair and Hiring Expo slated for later this month.

Ohio Means Jobs Meigs County will be hosting a Job Fair and Hiring Expo at its location at 150 Mill Street in Middleport from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Job seekers are asked to bring their resumes and “dress for success” as employers are ready to hire at the job fair.

Ohio Means Jobs Meigs County employees are Theresa Lavender, Supervisor; Shelly Adams; Lori Hatfield; Tabitha Campbell; Katie Fife; Rich Wamsley; Michelle Bueno; and Melanie Sheets.

For more information on the job fair or for employer registration (by Sept. 19) contact Rich Wamsley at 740-992-2117 ext. 125 or Richard.Wamsley@jfs.ohio.gov.

Ohio Means Jobs Meigs County staff members are pictured with the Meigs County Commissioners during a recent meeting when the agency was recognized as part of Workforce Development Month.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2018/09/web1_9.18-OMJ_ne2018917164714948.jpgOhio Means Jobs Meigs County staff members are pictured with the Meigs County Commissioners during a recent meeting when the agency was recognized as part of Workforce Development Month.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com