CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) NOTICE

The OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County will be
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, effective
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:30pm
.

The following services are available via telephone and/or online:

JOB SEARCHES
Please visit www.ohiomeansjobs.com to begin your job search. Select “Get Started” button located in the middle of the page. From there, you can search for jobs by Keywords or by Location.

RESUME CREATION
If you need to update or create a new resume, we encourage you to visit our website www.ohiomeansjobs.com/ottawa and download our Sample Resume. A Sample Cover Letter is also available.

UNEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

  • While claimants must still meet the weekly requirements that they be “able and available for work,” the requirement that they actively search for work while receiving benefits has been waived. By law (Ohio Revised Code Section 4141.29), when an individual has been waived from the work search requirement, they are also exempt from completing their reemployment requirements. These are commonly known as the “8 week and 20 week” requirements. Once exempted, the exemption remains for the entire benefit claim. For more information, please visit www.jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm

  • The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is instructing Ohio employers planning layoffs or shutdowns as a result the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to share the following mass lay-off number with their employees to speed the processing of unemployment benefits: 2000180. Employers with questions should email UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov.
  • To finish an unemployment filing, please visit www.unemployment.ohio.gov and select “File/Appeal Benefits” located in the green box.

  • For unemployment related questions, please contact your processing center or call toll-free at 1-877-644-6562. You may be put on hold, however you have the option to leave a message and have a representative return your call.

If you have any questions related to the information provided above,
please contact our office and we will be happy to assist you:
(419) 707-8605 OR (419) 707-8635
ASKOMJ@ocic.biz

We understand that times are uncertain right now and we will help you as much as we are able to.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.