Ohio launches statewide job site

COLUMBUS, Ohio; FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – A one-stop shop for job opportunities.

That’s what leaders said job seekers can find at the newly launched website, OhioMeansJobs.com

OhioMeansJobs.com allows Ohioans to explore career options, assists employers in finding workers and gives detailed information about Ohio’s in-demand jobs.

The new push in Dayton is also helping veterans.

Officials throughout Ohio met with Governor John Kasich at an online conference Wednesday to discuss the new website.

The officials, who met at Wright State representing Dayton, told the group that veterans will be able to translate their military skills to more common language.

That means more employers will understand and value their abilities.

Governor John Kasich told the group of leaders that too many times veterans come home and they’re forgotten.

To help with that, the new Ohio means jobs website hopes to target those very men and women.

Air Force veteran Sarah Hodgkin said it’s an opportunity many veterans need to make the adjustment to civilian life.

“It’s a little intimidating. You’re going all over your job performance while your in and there’s all this military jargon so you’re trying to Google what it all equate to it’s kind of intimidating,” said the Wright State psychology major.

2 NEWS tried the site for ourselves.

We found that to help veterans, the website generates a simpler list of skills that veterans can use on their resumes..

Once the resume is posted, the website pushes veteran’s applicants at the top of list.

Officials said employers want veterans because they benefit from their character and work ethic.

“Veterans are mission focused. They have tremendous leadership abilities. They’re adaptable. They have organizations skills they have a great deal of technical skills,” said Director Tim Gorrell.

This, however, isn’t the first launch for the website.

Previous versions were critiqued for their difficulty to manage and for posting out of state jobs.

Nonetheless, Gorrell said this website offers more for veterans and all applicants.

It will provide suggestions for further training and education to land a job.

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