Columbus Career Resources

Ohio To Work partners helped more than 38,000 job seekers in the Columbus area find meaningful employment, upskilling or reskilling opportunities, and career resources.

While the Ohio To Work initiative has transitioned to a regional collaboration, the dedicated workforce partners will continue to provide career-building services that can lead to new opportunities with long-term benefits.

If you would like to access free services like personalized career coaching, accelerated training options and funding opportunities, contact one of the organizations below.

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Goodwill Industries of Columbus

Committed to helping job seekers learn, grow and advance through job-skills programs, resume building and interview coaching. Goodwill industries help remove potential barriers to your success. Job coaches are ready to connect you to good jobs that pay well.

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Columbus Urban League
Columbus Urban League

Empowering African Americans, and other disenfranchised communities, by providing workforce development support and career services like barrier removal assistance, job coaching, skills training, and employer-matching opportunities to achieve upward economic mobility.

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Jewish Family Services Columbus
Jewish Family Services

Supports job seekers with individualized career services to identify, prepare, and gain employment through coaching, employer connections, and retention services. Our services are available to all Central Ohio job seekers.

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Ohio Means Jobs Columbus
OhioMeansJobs | Columbus-Franklin County

At the OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County Job Center multiple agencies deliver personal services for job seekers like you. Staffed by experienced professionals who care deeply about your success, all services and programs are free of charge. Connect with us today to get started on a path towards a new career!

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Shawn Hendrix, President - Nissen Chemitec America, Inc.

“Manufacturing has continued to grow and develop and become a clean working environment – whether you’re making automotive parts like my company or if you’re making beverages or food – whatever it may be. Cleanliness is really important in manufacturing to also ensure the quality of your products. There are a lot of career opportunities available in the field and you’re also going to find that it is one of the higher-paying career choices – even at the entry-level.”

Shawn Hendrix, President – Nissen Chemitec America, Inc.

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“Had it not been for Marti [Goodwill Columbus Coach] and her connections, I would not have had this opportunity. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Knowing Marti is what helped me get to where I am today!”

Katrina W., Patient Support Specialist – PrimaryOne Health

Have questions about Ohio To Work? We’ve got answers!

Q & A

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What was Ohio To Work?

Ohio To Work, an initiative from JobsOhio, helped job-seeking Ohioans find career resources or move into long-term careers with local employers in the healthcare, manufacturing and tech industries. Ohio To Work allowed workforce partners the opportunity to expand their coaching and support services, network partners, tools, and training programs – giving any Ohioan looking for a job the tools they needed to find work.

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Why did Ohio To Work end?

Ohio To Work was created in a direct response to the unemployment levels caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As unemployment rates return to pre-pandemic levels, the Ohio To Work initiative has concluded in 2022 as originally planned.

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What resources will be available to job seekers after Ohio To Work?

The mission of Ohio To Work was to connect job seekers with career resources, all of which will remain after the brand’s conclusion. Job seeker resources will be available through organizations like Columbus Urban League, Goodwill Columbus, Jewish Family Services and OhioMeansJobs Columbus-Franklin County.

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Who should I contact about Ohio To Work?

If you have a question about Ohio To Work, please reach out to

Columbus Regional Sponsors

Our sponsors are proud to provide this collection of career resources to job seekers in the Central Ohio area.