Currently, our lobby is closed.
Use the drop box or email to transmit documents to the office for public assistance clients.  All others should call the office before coming in for instructions.
If you need to email documents, please forward them to the Wood-County-Public-Assistance@jfs.ohio.gov  *This is the only email address to be used to email all documents.

Protective Services Hotline: 419-354-9669   JFS Office: 419-352-7566   Call Center: 1-844-640-OHIO

To report suspected Fraud: Please contact Wood County Job and Family Services at 419-373-6964 or 419-373-6950, or Online at: http://jfs.ohio.gov/fraud/index.stm


OhioMeansJobs

OhioMeansJobs Wood County is here to help you find the right job! Whether you are unemployed and need support finding a job, or you want a new job with better pay, hours, or flexibility, our available resources will support your search.

MSSC – Manufacturing Skills Standard Council

MSSC stands for Manufacturing Skill Standards Council. It is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on core skills and knowledge needed by production workers. The MSSC System is designed from industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, and offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate acquired skills needed in todays technology-intensive manufacturing environment. Our last MSSC program included:

  • Training for 8 weeks
  • Students were in the classroom in the mornings and trained in:
    • Safety
    • Manufacturing Processes and Production
    • Quality Practices and Measurement
    • Maintenance Awareness
  • Students spent the afternoons in a paid work experience with employers

For more information regarding this program please contact Mary DeWitt at mary.dewitt@jfs.ohio.gov

Need Employment?

Check out our Job Seekers Page to find out more about our support services and how we can help you in your employment search.

At OhioMeansJobs Wood County, job seekers have access to:

  • Full Resource room with access to computers and office equipment
  • Career counselors to help with your job search activities
  • Job-related workshops
  • Supportive services
  • Individual training
  • Priority of services to U.S. Military Veterans and eligible spouses

We can assist job seekers through OhioMeansJobs.com, an online job matching system that brings both employers and job seekers to one easy-to-use website.

Hiring?

OhioMeansJobs Wood County offers employers programs to help find good employees, funds job training to improve the quality of Wood County’s workforce, and offers you the opportunity to have us post your job openings on OhioMeansJobs.com. Check out the Employers Page to find out more or contact us today.

Meet Our Team

Mary DeWitt, Workforce Administrator

Mary.dewitt@jfs.ohio.gov
419.373.6970
Mary has been the Workforce Administrator for the past 14 years. Prior to that she served in the private sector and held several different positions as Operations Manager, Human Resource Manager and Regional Recruiter. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University (Go Falcons!). Mary enjoys working with the employers in the region to assist them with their training and hiring needs.

Kathy Costic, Workforce Specialist

Kathy.costic@jfs.ohio.gov
419.373.6992
Kathy has over 15 years’ experience at OhioMeansJobs, assisting customers with resumes, searching for job openings and helping those customers apply for those positions. Kathy has the passion and kindness to help those that have lost their jobs or have barriers to employment. Kathy develops career planning techniques to ensure her customers success in the workforce.

Holly Miller, Workforce Specialist

Holly.miller@jfs.ohio.gov
419.373.6993
Holly has been a Workforce Development professional with OhioMeansJobs- Wood County for over 15 years. She has a degree in Child and Family Community Services from BGSU (Go Falcons!) and has a passion for serving job seekers in the community. Holly is skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships with employers and customers alike. Seeing someone become more confident and empowered by their newly found skillsets is the reason she loves her job.