Whether you are unemployed and just entering or re-entering the workforce, looking for a different career, or seeking a higher paying job, you have come to the right place! Our job center staff provides assistance to job seekers with a full selection of services to help simplify your job search. Below, select the services you need or click to view local job postings. Check out our employer spotlight videos to learn about working for some of our local employers. Because we are publicly funded, there is no direct cost to job seekers for our services.
Our job center is equiped with a state-of-the-art, virtual career lab. Job seekers have access to VR equipment with over 200 occupations across multiple industries. When using this equipment, job seekers are immersed into actual tasks completed in various occupations. The experience feels very real and authentic. Job seekers can use this equipment to explore various career pathways and practice job skills. This VR software has job skill competencies built in allowing job seekers hands-on practice to perfect their job related skills. Job seekers interested in utilizing the VR lab should contact us at 740-392-WORK to schedule an appointment.
OhioMeansJobs.com offers WorkKeys practice assessments to measure your skills in the areas of Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, Workplace Documents, and PC Hardware, Software, and Network Basics. These assessments are free and you can take these assessments HERE and show employers your foundational workplace skills.
Preparation and practice for Adult Education and Literacy including GED Test Prep Tutorials, Preparation for HiSET Testing, and Preparation for the TASC are also available for free on OhioMeansJobs.com. Click HERE to access these resources.
You can also access Learning Express through OhioMeansJobs Assessment and Training Center HERE. Through Learning Express you can master core Business Skills such as business writing, math, critical thinking, and more! This resource also has training links for improving your soft skills and preparation resources for career testing and college testing.
If you need to touch-up on your interviewing skills, learn how to navigate an online job search, or get tips on creating a dynamic resume and cover letter, we have you covered. The OMJ center offers regularly scheduled one-hour workshops to help job seekers prepare for their job search and gain confidence in their interview skills. Workshops are listed below in the Upcoming Events. Contact Us to learn more and reserve your spot in our next workshop.
OhioMeansJobs Knox County has a comprehensive job readiness program for job seekers involved with the criminal justice system, those returning to the community from incarceration (Restored Citizens), and those who are in substance abuse recovery. We offer workshops to assist job seekers with overcoming the challenges of discussing their background, preparing for the interview, accessing available supportive services and more.
Additional resources for job seekers include:
If you need legal services or advice and are not able to afford to consult an attorney, the Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) is a non-profit legal services agency serving the Knox County area. Visit their website HERE for more information about their services and a comprehensive list of resources.
Contact Us to learn more about the services above and connect with an Employment Services Specialist for assistance accessing these resources.
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