Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Opportunity Center

June 28, 2013 - 3:19pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

445 Woodlawn Ave. in the Putnam Historic District is the new home of the Muskingum County Opportunity Center, now named, Ohio Means Jobs: Muskingum County. The new location is conveniently located in the same building as Jobs and Family Services, making it a one-stop shop for all of your needs.

"Our facility is newly remodeled so it's nice and convenient for what we need for job seekers and employers. So we have a resource room that is still comparable to what we had on main...

May 30, 2013 - 3:32pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Ohio will be getting a 15-million dollar federal grant that will provide more than a thousand jobs intended to clean up hard hit areas from last year's severe wind storms, and Muskingum county is getting a portion of it.

"It's a national emergency grant with monies being provided by the Department of Labor and there's actually been two phases to the grant. The first phase, phase one was 6-million dollars for the state and in our area, our community, our initial allocation was for...

May 22, 2013 - 5:27pm
2 years 27 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Opportunity Center is looking for people between the ages of 14 through 24 for possible summer employment opportunities.

There are currently about 130 job openings ranging from working for the city, parks and recreations, or at the recycling center.

"They will be working with a lot of employers throughout our area and they will be doing a wide variety of things, working with the different employers that have come on board, so no not one thing specific,...

May 21, 2013 - 4:38pm
2 years 27 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 25, 2013 - 3:38pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

The Southeast Ohio Regional job fair is free and open to anyone who is searching for a job. It will be held at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center this Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The job fair is an eleven county partnership with area chambers of commerce and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's office.

"All of the employers will be hiring which is an excellent thing this year. No employers were invited to the job fair if they weren't doing active hiring so were excited about that,...

March 13, 2013 - 11:12am
2 years 37 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 11, 2013 - 5:38pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

A new business has come to Muskingum County and they are looking to hire full-time employees.

Fanatics, a sportswear company has made their home at the Longaberger Distribution Center in Frazeysburg. Recruiters from Fanatic's staffing agency will be at the Muskingum County Opportunity Center Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15th and 16th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

"To begin the process they have 200 full-time positions that the people that are hired will be working for Fanatics...

October 11, 2012 - 5:25pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

Muskingum County will finally get the storm clean up they need and provide jobs for those needing work.

The county received $900,000 as part of a National Emergency Grant. A portion of the money will be used to hire around 23 people to clean up areas around the county still needing debris removal from the June storm.

"This grant is a Department of Labor grant and so about 2/3 of the money will be for salaries and the other third will be equipment," said Bob Mercer of...

September 28, 2012 - 10:53am
3 years 9 weeks ago

The cosmetology room at Mid-East was all a buzz Friday.

The room was taken over by a host of volunteers and Mid-East students helping to make over local residents looking for work. One stylist said she cleared her book for part of the morning so she could help out.

"It's nice for them to get a hair cut. A hair cut makes you feel good and that way they can get back out there," said Fabulous Styles and Cuts Kendra Gillman.

Those receiving makeovers were treated to a...

September 17, 2012 - 9:29am
3 years 10 weeks ago

There's a way to make your job interview one that will be memorable.

A job developer at the Muskingum County Opportunity Center said there are things everyone should do when out on a job interview and the most important is to research the company.

"You need to know before going into the interview a little bit about the company what their history is, what type of work they do, that type of thing," explained Job Developer Julie Metzger. "More than likely one of the...

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