Opportunities For Employers

About the Program

Ohio To Work was a compilation of regional organizations partnering to recruit, train, and match job seekers to Ohio employers with job openings in manufacturing, healthcare, or technology.

Ohio employers who partnered with Ohio To Work benefited by:

  • Connecting with skilled, diverse talent engaged by our career service professionals.
  • Joining virtual and in-person career fairs and receiving referrals from workforce organizations.
  • Contributing to positive social impact by helping Ohioans build careers.
  • Belonging to a community of strong business leaders committed to lifting Ohio’s economy.

The Ohio To Work initiative officially ended on December 31, 2022. However, the efforts of this initiative and the commitment to workforce development will continue. If you are an Ohio employer looking for additional support, connect with your local OhioMeansJobs Center to learn more about the additional resources available in your area.

Ariel Acuna, Vigilant

“We are a Cybersecurity company and we work with our clients to not only identify any threats that come in but also help mediate and help service them along the way. Our teammates are our family. We believe that we can bring great talent and help grow them… We create an environment that people want to work at!”

Ariel Acuna, Chief People Office – Vigilant 

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.

“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