One of the issues facing Ohio and the current General Assembly is linking a well trained workforce with open jobs in a particular field. What we have seen lately is a multitude of jobs opening up because businesses are once again coming to Ohio or expanding their operations. But they sometimes have difficulty filling open positions because the workforce has not been trained in relevant areas that are needed to execute these jobs.

This issue has received a great deal of attention over the past several months as we look for ways to improve Ohio’s outdated, inefficient and clumsy workforce development system. In the meantime, there is another resource that many people might be unaware of that can also help with linking jobseekers to jobs.

“Ohio Means Jobs,” a website that has been in existence for a couple years, aims to help both employers and employees find the workers and jobs they need. It is also available as an application on any iPhone, iPad or Android device.

The website allows people to upload resumes online and to apply for posted jobs relevant to their interests and education. Jobseekers can also narrow their searches based on job categories and location, which makes the process for finding a job that much easier. Similar services are provided for young people through another website, “Ohio Means Internships,” a great resource for anyone looking for base-level experience or to get their foot in the professional door.

Employers, on the other hand, can post job openings on the website, as well as search through thousands of resumes in order to find quality candidates they are looking for to fill a need in the business.

To check out these websites, log onto or All services on these sites are offered free of charge. I encourage you to check them out and I hope you are able to find what you are looking for.


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