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Lake County, Ohio - Job and Family Services

Employment and Training

    Employment and Training


    The Employment and Training Division of the Lake County Department of Job and Family Services offers a number of resources to aid employers and job seekers, as well as individuals seeking more information about careers, the labor market, and work-related issues. The Employment and Training Division serves as the operator of OhioMeansJobs Lake County workforce development system, a cooperative effort of public and private organizations in Lake County working together to quickly serve customers' employment-related needs. Through OhioMeansJobs Lake County, individuals can be linked to services such as subsidized housing, vocational rehabilitation, small business assistance, and mental health services.


    A 31-station computer resource room with Internet access allows job seekers to search job postings and help wanted ads, apply for jobs, and post their resumes online.


    Help is available for resume writing and interviewing. Other resources enable individuals to learn popular business software applications, keyboarding, and English or Spanish as a second language. Job seekers needing to contact employers can use free phone, fax, and copier service for job related purposes. Searchable employer directories and a comprehensive career information system are other tools for customers' use. Employment and Training Division staff are on hand to provide orientation and guidance. These services are free and open to the general public.


    For persons needing more assistance in finding work, the Employment and Training Division offers personalized staff help with job search, and vocational testing and assessment. Scholarships may be available for occupational skill training in demand fields at local schools.


    For employers, the Employment and Training Division offers recruiting, pre-employment screening, and employee training, as well as valuable information on tax saving services and labor market planning.


    The Employment and Training Division also funds programs for disadvantaged youth, ages 16 - 21, to empower them to either complete high school or obtain a GED, and make a successful transition to work or higher education.


    The Employment and Training Division provides job search services for customers of other divisions within Lake County ODJFS, including participants in the Ohio WorksFirst program and the Equal Opportunity Program.


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