Athens County Job and Family Services

The Work Station
70 North Plains Road, Suite C
The Plains, Ohio 45780
(740) 797-1405
Fax: (740) 797-3105
TTY: (740) 797-2817

Job Search Assistance
Adult Basic Education and GED preparation
Information for Veterans
Employer Services
Local Job Openings
Ohio Means Jobs employment website
Community Partners
Helpful links
Information For Voters
WIA Teen Newsletter
ABLE Graduation Ceremony
Ohio Office of Unemployment Compensation
Reentry Services
Community Resource Directory
The Do's and Don'ts of a Job Interview (Video)

What is The Work Station?

The Work Station houses the OhioMeansJobs center for Athens County and also provides a home for several community partners. We offer FREE employment training and support services for businesses, job seekers and the community.

Hours of operation:

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Work Station is a member of Ohio's Area 14 OhioMeansJobs system, along with Meigs and Perry counties.

As a local workforce investment area, these three county offices form a comprehensive workforce development system that integrates Ohio's economic development, workforce development, and education and training systems into a cohesive and effective system.

     Ongoing events

Mondays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Resume workshop

Are you comfortable working on a computer but need help creating a resume? Call The Work Station to sign up for this free class.

Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Job search workshop

Having trouble finding the right website to use for your job search? Want to know how to promote yourself so employers can find you? Are you on unemployment? This class might be for you. Call The Work Station to sign up for this free class.

One-on-one assistance

By appointment only

Do you need help navigating a computer? Do not worry. We have just the help you need. Call The Work Station to set up a one-on-one appointment with one of our staff members.


Job Openings:

Steelial Construction

This company is hiring for two positions:

Tig Welder
Tig welder needed with a least 2 years’ experience. Must be able to interpret diagrams and assembly of prints, use various small hand tools and power tools. Works well with others and under supervision. Have basic mechanical ability. Traveling required.

Health Insurance available after 90 days. Send resume and copy of certificates to Steelial Construction and Metal Fabrication 70764 St. Rt. 124 Vinton, OH 45686

Machinist Position
Experienced Machinist needed to run CNC, manual lathes, mills etc, able to write G codes and conversational programs, must be able to work from Cad drawings, work primarily with stainless steel, delrin and UHMW. Send resumes to Steelial Construction 70764 St. Rt. 124 Vinton, OH 45686

Free GED practice tests

Since the switch earlier this year to a computerized version of the GED test, many adult learners have found success in obtaining their GED. Students can take a free computerized practice version before attempting the real thing. Contact The Work Station to begin the process.

We also offer free classes for anyone who wishes to improve their basic academic skills and/or prepare to take the GED.


Through the ABLE (Adult Basic and Literacy Education) Program, students study reading, math and language arts. There are also lessons in science, social studies, life skills, employability skills and basic computer skills.


We offer ABLE classes at The Work Station and at Tri-County Career Center. Instruction is designed to go at a comfortable pace to best meet the needs of our students. We want our students to succeed, and we will do as much as possible to help you.


Some images courtesy stockimages /