As a division of the Knox County Department of Job and Family Services, the OhioMeansJobs Knox County job center is the Workforce Development agency for Knox County. Our One-Stop job center is governed by the Greater Ohio Workforce Board, Inc. (GOWBI).
OhioMeansJobs Knox County’s mission is simple, to connect workers with local employers. We work with Knox County residents to build their skills and help them find their ideal career path. Our job center is designated as the local one-stop location for job seekers and employers.
Our job center provides a fully-staffed jobs resource room with all the tools job seekers need to prepare, search for, and apply for their next employment opportunity. Available resources include internet access, computers, career exploration tools, career guidance, and skills assessments. We hold regularly scheduled workshops to help job seekers brush up on interview skills, build a dynamic resume, and learn basic computer job search techniques. We provide job seekers direct connections to employers with open positions that meet their skillset. Click HERE
to view our complete list of job seeker services.
Our job center is equipped with an education wing, staffed with licensed teachers. Our teachers assist youth through our D.R.E.A.M. program. Available assistance includes (but is not limited to) tutoring and assistance recovering failed credits for high school students so they can graduate on time, helping advanced students with credit flexibility so they can excel through their high school classes, and providing tutoring services to young adults up to age 24 so they can obtain their GED. Through our D.R.E.A.M. program, we partner with local employers to place young adults in paid internships and provide comprehensive career coaching and guidance with access to needed supportive services. Click HERE
to view our complete list of youth/young adult services.
Our private interview rooms provide employers with space for conducting scheduled or open interviews. We have a large conference room, fully outfitted with the latest technology, which employers may use to host recruiting events or conduct off-site meetings and employee training. We assist employers with posting open positions, recruiting, marketing their job openings, screening, skills assessments, training, and more. We serve as an extension and a resource to your HR department. Click HERE
to view our complete list of employer services.
Our center partners with multiple service providers and agencies throughout our community and beyond. We make referrals for job seekers and employers to these partners for services that are outside the scope of our practice. Click HERE
to visit our partner page or CONTACT US
to discuss your specific needs.
Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Our office is closed on all federal holidays and the day after Thanksgiving.
In accordance with State and Federal law and policies, the Knox County Job and Family Services and the OhioMeansJobs Knox County job center is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political affiliation, or disability. If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of these protected classes, you can file a complaint with the Bureau of Civil Rights.
The Bureau of Civil Rights can be reached by phone at 1-866-227-6373. Complaints regarding incidents of alleged discrimination may be sent within 180 days of the alleged event to:
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Bureau of Civil Rights
150 East Gay Street – 18th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215