Workforce

The University Connection

Of course Ohio University and Hocking College graduate hundreds of skilled, highly trained young professionals every year. But the university also pulls experienced pros from all over the country to our little corner of Ohio. The Ohio University Dual Career Network pairs employers up with spouses of new faculty hires.

Employer Incentives

Athens County is a federally qualified ➥Labor Surplus Area. That means your Athens County business will receive special consideration when bidding on lucrative federal procurement contracts.

Also, ➥Ohio’s Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program gives your business federal tax credits for hiring from nine different groups of potential employees.

Where to Find Quality Employees

➥ Ohio Means Jobs
This Web site has compiled electronic job opportunities from all of the major commercial job boards, niche industries, national and Ohio fortune 100 companies, and state of Ohio jobs all into one convenient location to help you find the right job in less time. Employers have the opportunity to search the resumes for free.

➥ Career Connections
This private employment agency provides personalized and flexible staffing services to make the process of hiring hassle-free, efficient and safe. Specific client needs may be better satisfied by utilizing one of the services or a combination of them. Before an applicant is placed in either a temporary or permanent job, Career Connections has conducted a personal interview, completed skills assessments, obtained at least two positive employment references and completed appropriate background checks (criminal, credit and/or driving). At times, Career Connections can run blind ads for companies.

➥ Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center
Ohio U provides numerous resources for its students, faculty and area employers to employ students while attending college and after graduation.

Ohio University Career Fair
On-Campus Recruiting
Job Postings/Referrals

➥ Hocking College Career Services
Working with the office, employers can post jobs, arrange on-campus recruiting visits and register for job fairs.

➥ Tri-County Adult Career Center
provides recruitment opportunities through its office of Student Services. Please contact Tina Warthman at (740) 753–5470.

➥ The Work Station
The Work Station has a wide range of FREE services for employers. Employment counselors can assist with job placement and recruitment through the SCOTI online database, job fairs, use of the facility for application disbursement and interviewing, training services and more.

Local Newspapers
➥ The Athens Messenger

➥ The Athens News