If you are looking for a job or are considering a career change, OhioMeansJobs Allen County works directly with employers to find qualified candidates. We will connect you with resources for training or skills enhancement, career information, provide one-on-one job search assistance and much more.
Click Here to view the Job Seeker Brochure
We can assist you individually with your resume in our Job Center, but you can also go to Sample Resumes to research different types of resumes for options for you and your job search.
Find current employment, projections, and wages by industry and occupation, occupational profiles, and career information.
Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), we can help fund eligible job seekers with educational programs or on-the-job training to prepare them for in-demand careers. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and supportive services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
Training is provided by the educational institutions approved by the state of Ohio. The WIOA program is NOT an entitlement program and all participants must meet the eligibility and suitability criteria before Individual Training Account (ITA) services can be issued. To see if you are eligible, you can review the Orientation slides, fill out the forms below completely, and call (419) 999-0360 to schedule an informational appointment with a Career Consultant. Call 419-999-0360 to set up an appointment.
In addition, special funding for training and education is available to dislocated workers who have lost their job through layoffs, plant closings or foreign competition.
What is it?
The mission of the Allen County Employment Incentives Program is to emphasize the importance of employment, personal and community responsibility, and family support. Tiered financial incentives will be awarded to participants based on work-performance benchmarks to encourage them to transition into full-time employment. These financial work incentives will help aid employed participants in becoming self-sufficient as they experience reductions in their public assistance benefits, also known as the “benefit bridge.”
How it works:
Apply: Potential participant will complete a PRC application in our Job Center.
Career Consultant: Once application is completed, an appointment will be scheduled to meet with a Job Coach to discuss requirements, eligibility and to review monthly budget.
Start earning your incentives: Tiered financial incentives will be awarded to the participants portfolio based on work-performance benchmarks:
For every month, up to 18 consecutive months, that participant successfully maintains full-time, uninterrupted employment, a one-time predetermined financial incentive will be added to participants portfolio based upon the provided chart (see below).
Receive portfolio payout: Once participant has maintained employment for 18 consecutive months, they can receive their $3,000 incentive payout. Participant can access a portion sooner if an emergent need arises not covered under the PRC plan.
The Prevention, Retention, Contingency (PRC) program helps families residing in Allen County overcome immediate employment-related barriers. The goal is to help families achieve or maintain self-sufficiency. Ultimately, the program lessens the need for ongoing public assistance, by ensuring that the adults of the families stay employed. Services are provided to prevent families from reliance on Ohio Works First cash assistance. PRC services are also provided to help people retain employment. Contingency services are provided to meet a presenting need which, if not satisfied, threatens the safety, health or well being of one or more minor members of the family.
View Services here. PRC services can assist individuals with work uniforms, work boots, transportation and more!
Click here to view the most recent version of the Allen County Job and Family Services PRC Plan for a complete listing of available assistance and limitations.
How can I apply for PRC services?
Complete the Prevention, Retention, and Contingency Application and return to OhioMeansJobs Allen County by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply in person at 951 Commerce Pkwy, Lima, OH 45804.
Please also click here to complete the Self Attestation Form.
To apply for employment transportation, click here. Additional information for Employment Transportation and eligibility requirements can be found in the Prevention, Retention and Contingency Funds section.
For questions, contact us at 419-999-0224 for additional information.