Toledo Career Resources

Ohio To Work partners helped more than 16,000 job seekers in the Toledo 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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OhioMeansJobs Lucas County

OhioMeansJobs Lucas County is focused on creating a highly skilled and diverse work force for the Toledo region by offering multiple services for anyone looking to improve their career opportunities. They provide access to technology resources, coaching, workshops, job searches, job fairs and access to training programs and possible funding.

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ProMedica Ebeid Center Financial Opportunity Center

ProMedica is the first national-scale health system to operate a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) that provides resources to people of all zip codes and incomes. ProMedica’s FOC offers free one-on-one financial and career coaching to assist clients to achieve their goals. Common goals include increasing savings, building credit, and reducing debt. ProMedica also offers a tuition-free, 5-week STNA job training program to prepare students to provide patient care in multiple healthcare settings.

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NeighborWorks Toledo Region
NeighborWorks Toledo Region

NeighborWorks Toledo Region is a nonprofit that restores and revitalizes neighborhoods to create stronger communities. They’re committed to building and managing affordable housing, providing housing counseling services, and educating residents on homebuying and credit building.

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Dedicated to helping families become self-sufficient, Pathway offers job search and retention support, access to utility assistance and appliances, emergency rental and mortgage assistance, educational services (GED, certification, etc.) and financial literacy education through their Financial Opportunity Center. Pathway also provides services for families to tackle the challenges of father and motherhood and services for seniors/the permanently disabled to become independent in their own home.

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Harbor's Youth Enhancement Services
Harbor’s Youth Enhancement Services (YES)

Harbor’s Youth Enhancement Services (YES) provides job training and employment services for young adults aged 14-24. Individuals can access assistance with school and education (tutoring, tuition assistance), job training to earn credentials in HVAC, CDL, STNA, medical assisting, welding, coding, and more. Career guidance and career exploration services to help with identifying careers. Y.E.S. assists with developing resumes, interview practice, instruction on completing applications, and help with obtaining a job. Many support services are available to help with transportation, housing, childcare, legal issues, and accessing healthcare services.

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Q & A

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.

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.

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 Harbor’s Youth Enhancement Services, NeighborWorks Toledo, OhioMeansJobs Lucas County, Pathway and ProMedica Ebeid Center of Financial Opportunity Center.

If you are looking for resources in a manufacturing career, please visit where you can fill out a form for more information or text/call 419-765-6576.

Who should I contact about Ohio To Work?

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

Manufacturing is a strong part of the Northwest Ohio economy and the future looks bright! JobsOhio, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, and the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) have launched a new initiative to attract the manufacturing workforce for Northwest Ohio. Recruiters can help you either find an immediate job opportunity or access training programs through area schools that can help you launch or advance your career in welding, machining, industrial maintenance or automation/robotics.

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Toledo Regional Sponsors

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