Ohio To Work is an initiative that gives Ohio job seekers access to resources and programs to help them get back to work and write their own success stories.

Across the state, Ohioans are looking for jobs and new careers. Employers need skilled and work-ready employees. And organizations across the state are already doing great work to empower job seekers. Ohio To Work is the culmination of partner organizations at the regional level to connect job seekers to long-term career opportunities with Ohio’s employers.

About the Initiative

Ohio To Work, an initiative from JobsOhio and supporting partners, helps job-seeking Ohioans find career resources to find work or to move into long-term careers with local employers. Ohio To Work brings together existing organizations to reach unemployed and at-risk workers in Ohio by expanding coaching and support services, career services, tools, training programs and supplementing funding options to cover training costs – giving any Ohioan looking for a job the tools they need to find work.

Job Seekers
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“I had been applying for jobs all over the place, and my training coach helped me find my current role in less than two months. Thanks to the initiative, I am now a Patient Access Representative at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. This is a full-time position with great benefits and vacation time, and there’s a clear path to becoming a team lead. Before this experience, my mental health was suffering, but now my overall outlook is improved.”

Allison F., Cleveland job seeker now employed full time

“The Ohio To Work “Interview Days” are great for our job seekers. These Interview Days focus on particular industries where we have many job seekers with specific experience, training and interests. Right now, I’m working with a woman who has finished classes in a particular industry but was facing dead-ends for interviews.”

Nate Phillips, Career Coach, Urban League of Greater Cleveland

“Whatever it takes. I was scheduled to meet my client at the library to walk him through the process, but the library was closed due to COVID. We don’t give up easily. I called a program coordinator who was able to connect him to an employer hiring for his skills.”

Karen Gusik, Career Coach, Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio

“I interviewed and got the job. Now I’m a line operator at Mace Security. It’s a full-time position with a good owner and a lot of good people working there. I’m working the third shift which is good for me because I have kids and I’m attending classes to add to my manufacturing skills.”

Will S., Cleveland job seeker now employed full-time

Jan Cooper

“I was already researching boot camps when my career coach told me about their collaboration with Tech Elevator. Tech Elevator’s high review scores were appealing, and the training grant made enrollment feasible.”

Jan C., Cleveland Tech Elevator Bootcamp graduate

“We found the virtual career fair program and platform [powered by Ohio To Work] easy to use, and excellent support was provided for out booth set-up and the chat feature was especially helpful. We definitely reached some candidates that have good potential to be hired.”

Hayley Whalen, Professional Cabling Solutions, Cincinnati

“Prior to the virtual career fair [powered by Ohio To Work] we went through ALL of the registrants, looking for people that were interested in manufacturing or weren’t sure what they were looking for and invited them to our booth. One name caught our eye, it was a person who had previously been on assignment with Mace through an employment agency. We invited him to our booth and this candidate is one of three people hired at Mace from the virtual career fair. The virtual career fair was well worth my time spent. In addition to our new hires, it created a nice pipeline of candidates for upcoming positions as well!”

HR Manager, Mace Security International

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“Before the pandemic, I was performing well in my career field. Then COVID hit. At first, I was just furloughed but then my job went away. And it wasn’t coming back. I attended an Ohio To Work information session and learned about the We Can Code It program. I knew another opportunity like this would never come along again. I was able to get scholarships through Ohio To Work and We Can Code It, so there were no costs to me except books.”

Amiyra A., Cleveland We Can Code It Bootcamp graduate

Ohio To Work Partners

Ohio To Work is a group of regional workforce partner organizations and employers who support Ohioans looking for a new job or career.


Ohio To Work workforce partners offer life-changing career resources that connected job seekers can exclusively access – including personalized career coaching, career matching tools, access to accelerated training options and the funding options to make your training experience affordable.

Our partners deliver these benefits in local communities, helping you find work where you live.


Partnering employers form a community of strong business leaders committed to lifting Ohio’s economy by helping everyone find stable careers. Contact us if you are interested in joining our cause.
Cardinal Health logoSteward logoBull Moose logoWeatherablesAnomatic logoOhio Label logoAlene Candles logoVallourec logocott systems logoCentral Ohio Primary CareFluvitex USA logoWindsor House Inc. logoRieke logoVoyant Beauty logoLIVI STEEL, INC.


Our sponsors are proud to provide this collection of practical career resources to Ohio’s job seekers.

One Columbus
Team Neo
Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber
RGP Northwest logo
LISC Toledo logo
Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio logo
MVMC logo
Ohio Dept of Job and Family Services
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Ohio Department of Higher Education
Ohio Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation

Become an Ohio To Work Partner

Join other employers who support getting Ohioans back to work with long-term careers.