Ohio Means Jobs hosting parking lot job fair – About Your Online Magazine


TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Companies across the region are hiring and if you are looking for a job, now is the time to apply.

Here in Lucas County, Ohio Means Jobs is trying to connect potential employees with jobs.

On Tuesday, the organization carried out a drop in curricula. More than a dozen companies volunteered to participate. Job seekers simply showed up, delivered a resume and filled out a document of interest, marking companies with vacancies that they might be interested in filling.

Thursday, Ohio Means Jobs and Lucas County are teaming up to offer a face-to-face job fair. Twenty employers will be present, showing the vacancies available now.

Theo Foreman works for Ohio Means Jobs. He says there are many jobs available, but finding people willing to work is a challenge.

“The recruitment funnel is very limited now and it is frustrating because these employers have raised wages or offered benefits or incentives to attract workers,” said Foreman.

Foreman says there are several reasons for current employment trends. One reason is the extra money from unemployment. For some people, it is more economical not to work. Child care issues, finding a full-time job with benefits, transportation and payment problems are other reasons for people to postpone returning to the job market.

If you are interested in participating in the parking job fair, this Thursday, from 10 am to noon, at the Ohio Means Jobs parking lot at 1301 Monroe Street, in downtown Toledo.

Applicants are encouraged to pre-register for the Ohio Means Jobs website. Walk-ins are accepted, but you may have to wait to speak to employers.

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Paula Fonseca