Putting people back to work in Montgomery County

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The latest numbers show that Montgomery County’s March unemployment rate was the lowest in six years, but if you’re still looking for work, there are plenty of jobs available as well as free services to help you snag one.

Tracee Vance recently found herself unemployed.  “I came up with an illness so I couldn’t do my past position,” she explains.

Vance turned to Ohio Means Jobs: Montgomery County for help.

“I think it’s great because I don’t have internet access at my home, so I can come here and brush up on my resume and, you know, distribute it out to different jobs,” she says.

There is good news for job seekers like Vance.

Over 20,000 jobs were posted online in the Miami Valley from January to February which is up 5,000 from the month before, according to Ohio Job and Family Services.

“Currently, logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, home building and remodeling, the construction trades.  A lot of those sectors including call centers and customer service and hospitality is picking up as well,” says Mark Anderson of Montgomery County

And the agency offers ways to help you nab one of those jobs.

“There have been ongoing classes over the last several weeks and will be in the next few weeks for interviewing techniques, job search techniques and resume building, should you need those services here,” explains Anderson.

Vance plans to take advantage of those services.

“I’ve only been looking a couple weeks but, as of yet, I haven’t any leads so prayerfully things will begin to open for me,” says Vance.

Ohio Means Jobs Montgomery County will host it’s largest job fair of the year next Wednesday from noon to 4 P.M. at UD Arena.

For more information, contact Ohio Means Jobs: Montgomery County.

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