Stark County OhioMeansJobs
Column by State Senator Scott Oelslager

Creating jobs and strengthening Ohio’s workforce is our number-one priority in the Statehouse.  That is why the first bills we introduced this legislative session work to provide additional avenues for job training and streamline the state’s job placement efforts. Among these initiatives is House Bill 1, of which I am a proud cosponsor.

House Bill 1 unifies the 88 county one-stop centers under the statewide OhioMeansJobs program in order to give Ohioans access to the best and most up-to-date information on local and state career opportunities.

OhioMeansJobs is an important state initiative that works to pair job seekers with opportunities right here in the Buckeye State. The program is partnered with, which allows Ohioans access to thousands of electronic job postings, resume assistance, and resources for preparing for particular interview settings. Ohio employers who are looking for new talent also have the ability to both post open job positions as well as access millions of Ohio-based resumes at no cost.

The new “OhioMeansJobs Stark County” will be located at 822 30th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44709. This is the long-time location of our local workforce training center, formerly known as The Employment Source. At this location, employers and job seekers will continue to receive free services ranging from weekly job search workshops to on-site interviews.

House Bill 1 builds on the progress made over the last two years, during which Governor Kasich created the Office of Workforce Transformation and an accompanying state workforce policy board to address the training needs of Ohio businesses.

I am excited to see how Ohio continues to further its progress over this biennium, and I believe H.B. 1 will be a fundamental component underscoring the state’s commitment to creating and retaining quality jobs for all Ohioans.

For more information on the services OhioMeansJobs Stark County provides visit or the OhioMeansJobs website at

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