JobsOhio is Ohio’s private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion. This is achieved through partnerships with a network of six regional affiliate economic development organizations and hundreds of partners across Ohio.
Talent is key to successful economic development. When companies consider investing in Ohio, finding abundant, qualified talent is a priority. JobsOhio serves as the bridge between Ohio’s hundreds of workforce partners, training partners, businesses, and Ohio talent.
Companies collaborate with JobsOhio on strategic, targeted efforts to find, hire, and train a qualified workforce. JobsOhio also invests in improving Ohio’s workforce through strategies that recruit top talent, upskill incumbent workers and reskill workers for the jobs of the future.
JobsOhio’s current programs and services include:
- JobsOhio Talent Acquisition Services (TAS): TAS helps to identify a company’s talent challenges and build sustainable talent recruitment strategies that provide support at every stage of the candidate journey. The TAS program provides a customized approach based on the company’s needs.
The goal is to build and execute a talent plan alongside the company’s existing recruiting efforts to help them solve their biggest talent challenges. JobsOhio uses a three-pronged approach to support a company’s growth and hiring goals in Ohio: talent attraction, sourcing, and marketing as well as pre-screening and assessments, and training.
- Find Your Ohio: This multi-faceted, national marketing approach attracts top talent in high demand fields to Ohio by connecting them to open, relevant positions with Ohio companies. JobsOhio’s specialized team of recruiters partner with each company’s talent acquisition team by initially screening candidates once they submit their resume to the Find Your Ohio portal, working to understand their background and goals to ensure the right match.
- Ohio To Work: The coronavirus pandemic caused the displacement of many Ohio workers, straining Ohioans and the state’s unemployment resources. To assist with recovery efforts, JobsOhio, in conjunction with the Offices of Job and Family Services, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, and the Development Services Agency, have joined together to form a statewide coalition of partners to launch Ohio To Work.
Ohio To Work will help displaced and at-risk workers return to work as soon as possible or pursue reskilling opportunities for in-demand jobs. The program supports equity and inclusion by focusing on diverse workers and ensuring they are aware of the career opportunities and other services through the Ohio To Work partners.
Currently, this program is being piloted in the greater Cleveland area, targeting displaced workers, and providing a mix of job exploration, coaching, and training in collaboration with leading employers, training providers, and nonprofits.
- Virtual Career Fairs: As companies adjust their resources to focus on operational improvements and compliance with social distancing guidelines, virtual career fairs are being offered in Ohio’s six regions in order to connect employers and job seekers, all while maintaining current health and social distancing best practices.
Talent will always be critical to business growth. JobsOhio is committed to prioritizing talent to keep Ohioans and Ohio businesses thriving.