Services & Training

The OhioMeansJobs(OMJ) Center offers a wide variety of services to assist you in your job seeking.  We offer twenty computers with high speed internet, the ability to create a resume, fax, scan, or copy documents.  Our services are free and available to anyone looking for a job.

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Career Advising:

The OhioMeansJobs Center offers a wide variety of career services at no charge. Career Advisors are equipped with a variety of resources that will enable you to explore your career interests and abilities. Career Advisors can guide and provide you with the tools you need to research the labor market of potential careers.

We offer FREE Job Search Services!
You can access our services in 2 convenient ways:
1. Through an individual Appointment with a Career Advisor
2. Through our Resource Room
Career Advisor Services
  • Resume Creation & Critique
  • Cover Letter Creation
  • Mock Interviewing
  • Career Exploration
  • Skills Identification
  • Job Search Planning
  • Online Application Assistance
  • Financial Aide Info (FAFSA)
  • Training Information

Please Contact your Career Advisor to schedule your appointment.

Amy Seesholtz (740) 652-7800, Last Name A-L

Danielle Wagner (740) 652-7799, Last Name M-Z


Self-guided Services:
  • Computers with Internet Access
  • Self-paced Computer Tutorials
  • Resources to Explore the Labor Market
  • Resume Writing Software
  • Fax,Copy, and Postal Mail Services
  • Area Job Leads
  • Online Resume Posting to OhioMeansJobs.com
  • Open Interviews & Job Fairs

Please visit us at
The OhioMeansJobs Center
239 West Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

No appointment needed.
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Training Services:

Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act 2014 (WIOA) the goal of the OhioMeansJobs Center staff is to assist you with overcoming barriers and obtaining employment training in order to find gainful employment. We will listen to your interests and goals to provide guidance as to what steps can be taken to meet your occupational goals. Applicants can pursue a short term training program, a program that is 24 months or less, and assist with  overcoming barriers to employment.  To learn more, call a Career Advisor for an individual orientation: 
 
Amy Seesholtz (740) 652-7800, Last Name A-L
Danielle Wagner (740) 652-7799 Last Name M-Z

During the WIOA orientation session you can expect to see an overview of the services and requirements.

Obtaining GED Information:

For those interested in pursuing a high school equivalency, or GED, a classroom with instructors is available through the Aspire Program, located on the 3rd floor within the OhioMeansJobs Center.  New student orientations are conducted every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am, during which time prospective students will complete paperwork and assessments in Reading, Language, and Math. 

Interested candidates should contact David Sells by calling 740-652-7811 or by emailing [email protected] to obtain more information.

Career Services for Veterans:

Fairfield County OhioMeansJobs Center offers a variety of services to all of those that served in the military. All military veterans are given priority of service in referrals to job openings and other services. Trained professionals are available to offer a variety of services such as job placement, referrals to supportive community service agencies, assistance with overcoming barriers and career guidance services to include transition of your military service to civilian careers. For more information on military veteran resources available please stop in at our OhioMeansJobs Center or visit www.ohiomeansveteranjobs.com

Career Services for Workers 55 and Over:

The Vantage Aging Program is designed to provide part-time employment skills training to eligible trainees aged 55 and above. Contact us today at 740-652-7856

More information please visit www.vantageaging.org. If you are interested in applying for the program you can do so by going to the following website: www.vantageaging.org/applynow

Career Services for Individuals with Disabilities:

The mission of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is to partner with Ohioians who have disabilities to assist them with achieving great community participation through opportunities for employment and independence. For information on how to access services go to www.ood.ohio.gov or contact 740-652-7813.

Unemployment Compensation:

To File Unemployment Claim Call – (877) 644-6562 or file online at www.unemployment.ohio.gov

Current Claimants if you have  questions regarding your open claim please contact your processing center based upon your last 4 digits of your social security number:

 Processing Center  Social Security # Phone # Fax #
Cleveland 0000-0822 866-576-0006 614-466-7449
Akron 0823-1991 866-768-0022 614-466-7449
Lorain 1992-2510 866-849-0029 614-466-7449
Toledo 2511-3549 800-589-2799 614-466-7449
Franklin 3550-4198 866-217-0008 614-466-7449
Chillicothe 4199-5237
866-244-0399  614-466-7449
Reno 5238-6536 866-867-0044 614-466-7449
Youngstown 6537-7791 866-221-0558 614-466-7449
Dayton 7792-8440 866-541-0187 614-466-7449
Lima 8441-9999 866-272-0118 614-466-7449
Special Claims   866-458-0007 614-752-4809

 

To reset your PIN call: 877-644-6562
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Reemployment Service and Eligibility Assessment Program (RESEA)

RESEA is a federal program which provides reemployment services to help customers find their next, better job. Customers receive information on a wide array of resources to meet their individual reemployment needs. Not everyone receiving unemployment benefits can participate in the program, claimants must be selected to participate based on information provided on their application for unemployment benefits.

As part of the program, claimants will meet one on one with an advisor to complete an assessment and assist in the development of an individualized reemployment plan to help meet their goal of getting back to work. In addition, they will also:

  • Register with ohiomeansjobs.com
  • Receive labor market and career information for the type of work they’re looking for
  • Discuss job applications submitted in the past few weeks.
  • Discuss potential barriers to employment
  • Complete a resume and/or other required Unemployment activities
  • Receive an orientation for the services available in the OhioMeansJobs Centers and on ohiomeansjobs.com
  • Receive referral information for training services that we can assist in providing funding for such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program which we refer to as WIOA.

Fairfield County has one program delivery staff that serves all 5 counties in Area 20 including: Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway, Vinton, and Ross.

The RESEA program is designed to provide an early intervention approach for providing dislocated workers with reemployment services to expedite their return to employment. The program has four distinct purposes:

  1. Reduce unemployment insurance duration through improved employment outcomes
  2. Strengthen unemployment insurance program integrity
  3. Promote alignment with the vision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  4. Establish RESEA as an entry point to other workforce system partners 

Resume Assistance:

The OhioMeansJobs Center offers resume software to assist with creating a professional resume. The software is user friendly and allows you to format and customize a resume that will highlight your skills, abilities, and experience. This great tool allows you to review interview questions, develop a cover letter and much more. Come to The OhioMeansJobs Center to check it out and get started on your new resume.

Youth Program (CCMEP):

The Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) provides high quality services for youth and young adults, ages 16 – 24. Eligible youth can access a variety of career and educational services through WIOA funded programs. These services are designed to help enhance job skills, develop leadership qualities, explore career options, and take advantage of work experiences. The CCMEP focuses on offering eligible participants access to components that will successfully connect them to education and/or in-demand industries’ occupations.

CCMEP focuses on out-of-school participants to include youth who have dropped out of school, youth looking to enroll in GED programs, and high school graduates not currently employed or enrolled in post-secondary education. Contact the CCMEP Career Advisor at 740-652-7643 to schedule an appointment.