Stories tagged with: Bob Mercer

November 21, 2013 - 10:09pm
1 year 45 weeks ago

A celebration took place for a special employee of the Ohio Means Jobs Muskingum County Office.

Supervisor, Bob Mercer officially retired on Thursday after 16 years of service.A large group of community members including former colleagues, city officials and loved ones all came out to celebrate with him.

"It was special," said Mercer. I mean I feel really blessed, a lot of friends and family from my years here at jobs and family services and also some friends from my...

October 3, 2013 - 4:17pm
2 years 16 hours ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center hosted the Utilities, Gas & Oil Expo on Thursday. Students from Zanesville, Foxfire, Mid-East, New Tech and other high schools stopped by the event to learn about future job opportunities in Muskingum County.

"When we talk about employers, they keep telling us they want training in areas that they can get jobs in and this gives us an opportunity for young people to come in and talk to people that actually work on the job,"...

October 1, 2013 - 9:34pm
2 years 2 days ago

Mid-East Career and Technology Centers honored several people Tuesday evening at The Advisory Committee Member Banquet, who exemplify the school's mission.

The Advisory Committee Members work with Mid-East's program instructors and academic team to make sure it is educating and preparing its student body as best as possible to reach success. This is Mid-East's 11th Hall of Fame induction, adding five more people to the distinguished list.

"It was designed to recognize...

October 1, 2013 - 3:25pm
2 years 2 days ago

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center will host the Utilities, Gas & Oil Expo this Thursday.

The expo, which is not a job fair, is intended to expose the workforce in Muskingum County to employers in the energy-related industry. An industry that is expected to see an increase in jobs.

"So inside we'll have displays like compressed gas and solar energy and electronics," said Executive Director of Ohio Means Jobs Muskingum County, Bob Mercer. "And also,...

September 6, 2013 - 6:04pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

Seasonal job opportunities are on the rise in Muskingum County.

According to the Supervisor at Ohio Means Jobs Muskingum County, local businesses including the Dollar General, Fanatics and the Five B's are all likely to hire at this time.

"This is a prime hiring season for the fall as we move into the holidays we see a lot of retail establishments will start building their staff, " said Bob Mercer.

Mercer notes that companies often hire from their temporary staff...

May 21, 2013 - 5:38pm
2 years 19 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Opportunity Center will undergo some major changes in the coming month.

First they are moving from the location on the corner of Fifth and Main Street to the Jobs and Family Services facility at 445 Woodlawn Avenue on June 28th. The second change is, the center will now be known by with a new name, Ohio Means Jobs: Muskingum County.

"We will be offering the same services,” said Bob Mercer, Supervisor of Ohio Means Jobs: Muskingum County. “...

March 13, 2013 - 12:12pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

Job experts said they're seeing a busy start to hiring in this new year.

At the Muskingum County Opportunity Center they expect to take 500-600 applications for 12 open positions at Kellogg's. In the first two hours of taking applications on Wednesday, 150 people filled out forms. Experts said that it's usually not until spring that they start hearing about open positions, but it seems to have come early this year.

"It really started about the second week of January and so...

January 15, 2013 - 7:39pm
2 years 37 weeks ago

There has been a lot of talk the past few months regarding the new business coming to Muskingum County.

Fanatics, a sportswear company started their initial process of hiring new full time employees today. Hundreds of local job hunters headed to the Muskingum Opportunity Center in hopes for a future job.

 Supervisor of Muskingum Opportunity Center, Bob Mercer said, "and we're happy to say we have taken 300 applications as of 1 o'clock today. And actually had pre-...

May 25, 2011 - 2:35pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

The jobless numbers seem encouraging here in Muskingum County. Unemployment rates are down from March to April, but so is funding for a summer youth program through the Muskingum Opportunity Center .

Executive Director, Bob Mercer said it's designed to give hish-risk kids the motivation to graduate and prepare them for future careers. The program typically hires 200 kids, but due to less funding, only about 90 kids will be given the opportunity this year.


April 12, 2011 - 6:26pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

Looking for a job can be challenging, but the Muskingum County Opportunity Center has a few resources that might make it a little easier.

The center provides help with interviewing tips, creating resumes, and filling out applications, all of which are offered for free to the public. Executive Director Bob Mercer said a lot of people claim there are no jobs out there and that's just not true.

"There are jobs and we have a vacancy list that comes out once a week and you need...

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