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OhioMeansJobs Oak Hill Office Re-Opening Announcement
The OhioMeansJobs Oakhill office has re-opened its doors to the public. The center is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 4pm (use entrance D).
For address and phone number, click here
Click here to view the flyer
Retaining Employment and Talent After Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN)
Is a recent injury or illness affecting your ability to work?

If so, you could be eligible to join a research study focused on helping ill and injured workers recover, rebound and stay employed. The results of the Ohio RETAIN study will help improve future services to ill and injured workers so they can get better, stay employed and keep earning a paycheck.

Participation in RETAIN is free of charge.

The RETAIN study will help identify which services, tools and accommodations can help ill and injured workers keep their jobs and/or more quickly return to work while they are recovering. The goal is to prevent long-term unemployment and permanent disability while helping individuals maintain their employment and quality of life.
To learn more, click here 
Hot Dogg Shoppe in Boardman Now Hiring
The Hot Dog Shoppe located in Boardman, OH is now hiring all positions. We offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive starting wages
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Great hours - Closed Major Holidays
  • Local company serving Youngstown area for over 75 years
  • Service awards - bonuses
  • Uniforms - meals provided

To learn more and how to apply, click here 
ASPIRE Student Registration Portal

The Ohio Department of Higher Education Aspire program wish to share this new tool. Aspire has developed an online student registration portal that will connect potential students to their local Aspire program. To view the portal, click here.

Unemployed Workers
On Friday, April 15, 2022, the Office of Unemployment Operations (OUIO) is deploying text messaging to claimants. If you select “Yes” to the question “Enable Text Message?” when applying for unemployment benefits, claimant wills receive a text message when their application is received and each time a payment is issued.
For more information or to keep up-to-date on unemployment, click here
Unemployment Benefit Tax Forms
Federal law requires the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services to issue 1099-G forms to unemployment claimants for the previous year so they can report this income when filing income taxes. The Ohio Job Insurance system is aware that some claimants can see there is a PDF of their 1099-G form but are unable to open it. This issue is being addressed. Also efforts are continuing on identity theft cases with 1099-G form issued in error. Claimants who received unemployment benefits in the previous year but never received a 1099 form should complete the Submit A Question form or call their processing center or 1-877-644-6562 to request a 1099 form. Individuals who received a 1099-G form but never applied for unemployment benefits should visit and click "Report IdentityTheft" or call 1-833-658-0394. 

ReliaCard Debit Cards for UI Claimants Delayed
U.S. Bank is experiencing production delays creating new ReliaCard debit cards for unemployment benefit claimants. To receive payments sooner, claimants can change their payment method to direct deposit. Claimants can make the change by logging into their account or by faxing a voided check or letter from their financial institution to 1-614-387-7049.  

Credit Monitoring Offered to ID Theft Victims
Individuals who were victims of ID Theft and had Ohio Unemployment Insurance claims fraudulently filed in their name, may be eligible for a year of credit monitoring/theft protection services. To be eligible for the services, individuals must complete the ID Theft Portal Fraud form no later than May 22, 2022. To access Ohio's Identiity Theft website, click here. Victims who have been identified received notice on Jan. 25 of the services that will be provided by IDX. Click here to access FAQs.

Ohio To Work Brings Employment Resources to the Valley
As a partner organization with Ohio To Work, OhioMeansJobs Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties provide a mix of job training, career counseling, tools and resources to help job seekers find better jobs and improve their quality of life. Don't just go back to work. Go forward! To connect with OhioMeansJobs Mahoning and Columbiana County click here. To connect with OhioMeansJobs Trumbull County click here. To learn more about Ohio To Work click here.

New Login Account for State of Ohio Programs
The State of Ohio has created an online user account for individuals to access multiple state agencies, programs and services with a single username and password. Ohio's unemployment insurance program is one program that requires the use of the OH|ID login. To view the flyer with instructions on how to set up an OH|ID account click here

OhioMeansJobs Centers Open to Public
The OhioMeansJobs centers of Mahoning and Columbiana Counties are open to the public. Health and safety guidelines are being observed. Services available include: computer access for employment services, job search assistance, interviewing tips and information on job skills training. Some workshops are being offered in-person.  Many services are also available via phone during the hours of 8 a.m. until 4:30. p.m., Monday through Friday. In Mahoning County, call 330-965-1787 and in Columbiana County, call 330-420-9675 ext. 0. 

Work-Search Requirement Reinstated
As of the week of May 23, Ohio unemployment benefit recipients are required to do at least two work-search activities each week that they claim benefits. Failure to conduct two work-search activities may result in a delay or denial of unemployment benefit claim. For details on the work-search requirement, click here. For more information on the requirement for self-employed individuals, click here

Unemployment Scam ALERT!
Unemployment claimants are warned that a fake website is attempting to steal personal and banking information. A link to the fake site is being sent to claimants via text messages and emails. The fake site looks very much like the official Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations site so individuals need to pay close attention to the domain name. For details on this scam, click here to view the news release from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 

Manufacturing Skills Training Available
For anyone interested in a career in manufacturing, the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition  offers a five-week training course that includes a $250 a week stipend. To learn more, click here to view the flyer or visit

Ohio Offers Microcredential Program
The Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP) helps low-income unemployed or partially employed Ohioans obtain training for an in-demand field at no cost. To learn more about this program, click here

Apply Online for VANTAGE Aging Jobs Program
Online application is now available for VANTAGE Aging's Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) that offers paid job training for eligible low-income individuals who are 55 years of age or older. To learn more about the program, click here. To access the online application, click here. Those who apply online will enter contact information and receive an encrypted email with application materials. The applicant then returns the application through an encrypted and secure method. 

Employment Help for Those with Mental Health or Drug Barriers
Compass Family & Community Services is offering free employment services for Mahoning and Trumbull County residents who have mental health or substance use disorders. Walk-in orientation is held every Thursday at 10:30  a.m. at the Compass facility at 535 Marmion Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502. For more information call 330-480-4384 ext. 1206.

Mortgage Relief for the Unemployed
Created by a partnership of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Treasury Department and the Department of Labor, the Making Home Affordable program may be able to help unemployment claimants and unemployed workers  modify their mortgages and avoid foreclosure. For more information visit or call 888-995-HOPE (4673).

Accessing Apprenticeship Programs
A number of projects in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties will involve facilities construction and could mean job openings in the construction trades. Some of the construction projects will be done by union contractors. Those interested in apprenticeships should work through the actual contractor. Some apprenticeship openings are posted on Also, potential apprentices should check with local union halls. (A good way to find local union halls is to use Google.)

Ex-Offender Bonding Program
The inability to be bonded can be a huge hurdle to employment for an ex-offender. A federal program administered by the state, can help. To learn more about this program, CLICK HERE >