Jobs Assistance

A good job is the key to confidence, dignity, and financial stability for you, your family, and the community. The Ashland County Department of Job and Family Services is proud to offer the OhioMeansJobs Ashland County Center through funding from the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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Resources Available through the OhioMeansJobs Ashland County Center

The resource room is open to the public, providing the following FREE resources to anyone seeking employment or re-employment, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, no appointment necessary: 

  • Assistance with resume preparation
  • Information on local weekly job openings; Ashland, Holmes, Wayne Counties
  • Job lists from outside the local area
  • Career counseling
  • Use of copier, fax, and phone service for employment-related needs
  • Internet access for job searching
  • Clothes and gas vouchers to assist in the application and interview process
  • Information about local educational opportunities and financial aid
  • Initial assessment of employable skills and abilities

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While some job seekers may only need self-service or other basic career services, others will need more comprehensive services that are tailored to their individual needs, such as training services. WIOA eligible and suitable job seekers may receive services such as classroom training or on-the-job training (OJT).

WIOA Youth Program

WIOA Youth Program, funded utilizing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) allocations, provides training, employment and supportive services to qualifying youth ages 14-24.

Services are provided by Jobs for Ohio's Graduates at the OhioMeansJobs division of ACDJFS. Stop in, call (419) 282-5096, or click the link below for information. 

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Resources offered through the program (until funds are exhausted):
  • Paid work experience based on your career path
  • Occupational skills training
  • Supportive services such as transportation, uniforms, supplies, etc.
Who is eligible?

Youth that fall under all of these qualifications:

  • Ages 16-24
  • Facing One or More Barriers:
    • Parenting/Pregnant
    • Homeless/Runaway
    • Disability-IEP
    • Foster Child
    • Offender
    • School Dropout
    • Basic Skills Deficient
    • Limited English Proficiency
    • Out of School

Other barriers may apply, but will need to be accompanied by low income (100% of the federal poverty level)

Documentation needed for participation:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Barrier
  • Proof of Graduation

How to Get Help

Stop By

If you need help finding a job, all you need to do is stop by our office to take advantage of the resource room. We’re here to help you prepare yourself to apply for jobs. Call (419) 282-5000 or contact us today.

Contact Us

Am I Eligible?

Participants receiving training services under WIOA must be both eligible and suitable for such services. Please contact an Ashland County Dept. of Job and Family Services WIOA representative for more information.


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Ashland, OH 44805

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