Finding and Maintaining Employment

Taking a week or two off after losing your job is fine, but thinking of the job hunt as an extended vacation will also extend your unemployment. Treat the search as you would a 9-5 job, and have a plan in place for how you’re going to spend that time. 

Having a plan in place during your job search can not only keep you motivated, but can increase your chances of finding the perfect job. These strategies will get you hired faster, they’ll put you in good stead even after you’re hired--more connections, improved skills and a strong personal brand is what will set you apart as a valued member of a company. Below are some great resource to help you through the process.

Job Search

Job searching is a full time job.  It takes time to find the right position. And yes, it’s a lot of work. But, like anything, there are things you can do to make it a little easier on yourself.

Job Postings, Career Fairs and Open Interviews

Visit our calendar on the home page to stay up to date on hiring events and open interviews taking place here at OhioMeansJobs Marion County.  You can REGISTER HERE to receive calendar updates as they are posted.  You can also visit for hiring events in our region or across the state.  

OhioMeansJobs Postings

OhioMeansJobs has simplified the job search process.  At OhioMeansJobs, job seekers can find a broad range of services that make finding that perfect job so much easier. Explore job opportunities and learn more about industries that are hiring. Find educational and customized training options - and get your resume out to thousands of employers.  

Supportive Services to Maintain Employment

Marion County and Marion County Job & Family Services manages an emergency assistance program also known as the PRC Program (Prevention, Retention, and Contingency). The PRC Plan provides services for nonrecurring, short term crisis oriented situations. The program helps families residing in Marion County overcome immediate employment-related barriers. They include transportation assistance for employment (20 hours or more, new employment), vehicle repairs, insurance, and housing assistance, uniforms etc.  To apply for employment transportation, click here.  Visit for a complete list of services. A few additional services include:

  • Tire Replacement
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Vehicle Insurance
  • Work Boots, Uniforms, etc.
  • Transportation Assistance (fuel and bus passes)

Employment Agencies

Many employers in Marion County and surrounding counties use employment agencies in their recruiting.  This link leads to a list of those AGENCIES.  These agencies offer a great pathway to becoming a full time permanent employee with the company that you are applying for.