Whether it is a first job or a career change, OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County is here to assist you. We provide you with the necessary tools, as well as workshops and seminars designed to help develop the skills needed to launch a successful job search.

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  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
  • What’s your ideal company?
  • What attracted you to this company?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What did you like least about your last job
  • When were you most satisfied in your job
  • What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?
  • What were the responsibilities of your last position?
  • Why are you leaving your present job?
  • What do you know about this industry?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • Are you willing to relocate?
  • Do you have any questions for me?

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Check out the jobs available on our job board, located in the lobby of OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County. If you have a question about a job or how to apply for one, we encourage you to stop in and talk with one of our staff.

OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County can connect you with college, career tech and adult education programs that will prepare you for in-demand careers.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and supportive services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Special funding for training is available to dislocated workers who have lost their jobs due to layoffs or plant closings.

GLCAP Ready to Work Youth employment programming assists youth and young adults with educational and occupational training, case management and supportive services. Other services may include mentoring, leadership courses and other needs.

The Ready to Work program can help with:

• Earning your high school diploma or GED.

• Developing leadership ability, finance management, and other life skills

• Connecting you to job placements, internships, and other opportunities.

• Much more

Vanguard-Sentinel Aspire Program offers free adult education classes to all who are eligible! Aspire is a grant-funded program available for adults who need to sharpen their skills in preparation for the high school equivalence test, college, or a career. Aspire classes provide instruction that focuses on reading, math, writing, language, science, and social studies.

The Aspire classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ottawa County Resource Centre. For more information visit:

Find current employment, projections, and wages by industry and occupation, occupational profiles, and career information. You can view occupations for education, training and wage levels you specify.

We work with local employers to connect job seekers with rewarding opportunities. Below is a list of the employers and partners we work with.

  • Avery-Dennison
  • Bay Point Resort
  • B-C-S Local School District
  • Boardwalk Family of Restaurants
  • Catawba Island Club
  • Commodore Perry Resort
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Gideon Owen Wine Company
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • LogistiQ
  • Luther Home of Mercy
  • Materion Brush, Inc.
  • Northern Manufacturing Co.
  • Ottawa Co. Dept. of Job & Family Services
  • Riverview Industries
  • Signature Label
  • The Chipmatic Co.
    and more!


  • Goodwill Industries
  • Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP)
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD)
  • Ottawa County Department of Job & Family Services (OCDJFS)
  • Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC)