Through a contract with the South Central Ohio Job & Family Services, the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce provides a workforce development program designed to help area employers find and train employees and to help unemployed workers find positions and take training to help them with new positions. Below is a listing of services available to employers. Employers need not be a member of the chamber to take advantage of the services.

Employee Recruitment

OhioMeansJobs provides a single point of contact for a large group of job seekers in the area, reducing the time and money for recruitment and hiring. Advertisement of your job opening at www.ohiomeansjobs.com allows you to reach a larger base of applicants. Assistance with this site is provided through the Chamber.

  • Posting of job opening at the OhioMeansJobs Office – the single point of contact for the largest group of job seekers in the area
  • Employers can also contact our workforce development coordinator at the Chamber, Briana Hood, and she can assist you with registration on OhioMeansJobs.com or even post your positions for you. Give her a call at 740.702.2722
  • Sharing of your job posting with 17 community partner organizations in Ross and Pickaway counties
  • Follow-up to improve your recruiting efforts

Customized Recruitment

  • Minimize walk-in traffic and phone calls to your business – we can have your applications on site at the OMJ office
  • Collect resumes for your job openings and prescreen them for minimum qualifications
  • Conduct open or scheduled interviews at the OhioMeansJobs office – or schedule a job fair to recruit for your openings

Employee Retention

OhioMeansJobs may assist your employees by linking them with services designed to minimize and eliminate the day-to-day challenges associated with absenteeism and loss of productivity. Services include assistance in these areas:

  • Child-Care
  • Training and upgrading of employability skills
  • Transportation
  • Low cost or free health care services for their families

Employer Resources

The Ohio Department of Development website at www.odod.state.oh.us can help you find and use the labor market information you need to help your business succeed. This site offers:

  • Links to labor market statistics and information from a number of sources
  • Links to information on tax credits available to employers who meet certain requirements in staffing and hiring. The credits can save substantial amounts of money of new employees

Outplacement Services

OhioMeansJobs can assist employers who are faced with downsizing, layoffs or closures with free outplacement services to their employees. Coordination and participation in worker orientation sessions may include:

  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • Employment Services
  • Trade Adjustment Act (if applicable)
  • Health Insurance
  • Financial Planning
  • Consumer Credit Counseling
  • Link to Community Resources
  • Coordination of Education & Job Fairs

Job Search Workshops

  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Labor Market Information
  • Resume Development
  • Career Exploration

Workforce Academy

Seminars are held periodically at the Ross County Service Center or Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce on a variety of topics to meet the needs of local businesses. Visit the chamber’s event calendar to keep up with upcoming events.

For more information on these programs, please contact:

Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce
45 East Main Street
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 740.702.2722
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday 8:30AM-4PM

OhioMeansJobs-Ross
475 Western Avenue
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Phone: 740.772.7581
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

OhioMeansJobs-Pickaway
U.S. Route 22
Circleville, Ohio 43113
Phone: 740.420.7339
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.