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At OhioMeansJobs, job seekers can find a broad range of services that make finding that perfect job so much easier. Explore job opportunities and learn more about industries that are hiring. Find educational and customized training options - and get your resume out to thousands of employers.
how we can help

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.

Salary Information

Ohio Labor Market Information 

Find current employment, projections, and wages by industry and occupation, occupational profiles, and career information.

Career Exploration
  • Career Exploration Resources
  • Occupational Search provides access to occupational information, including worker attributes, job characteristics and links to other online career information resources.
  • Career Profile is a place to answer questions about the type of work you might enjoy and will suggest careers that match your interests and training.
  • Occupational Videos in which you will find videos about some of the specific occupations in that particular industry.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.
  • O*NET® Career Exploration ToolsThe O*NET® team has designed a set of self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. 
Prevention, Retention, and Contingency

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 herePRC services can assist individuals with work uniforms, work boots, transportation and more!

What type of assistance is available? 

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 or apply in person at 951 Commerce Pkwy, PO Box 4506, Lima, OH 45802.

Please also click here to complete the Self Attestation Form.


Employment Transportation

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.