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

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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.


Hiring Event for Drivers Tuesday, Dec. 2


Do you have your Class A or B Commercial Drivers License? Have you ever wanted a CDL?

Several employers will be at The Work Station on Tuesday, Dec. 2, to interview candidates with CDLs. Other employers will interview jobseekers who are interested in being trained.

You must schedule an appointment to attend this hiring event. To reserve your spot, call Nancy at (740) 677-4240

Free info session Dec. 8:
Become a licensed
child care provider

When: Monday, Dec. 8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Work Station
              70 N. Plains Road, The Plains

If you enjoy working with children and can provide a safe, clean and loving environment, you may be able to be a licensed child care provider
in your own home

Come to our free information session to learn the steps involved in becoming licensed, talk with a tax professional about running your in-home business and ask your own questions.

For more information, call the agency's Child Care Unit at (740) 797-2523.

Free info session Dec. 11:
Managing Your Utility Bills

When: Thursday, Dec. 11, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Where: The Work Station

   70 N. Plains Road, The Plains

As utility costs rise, it’s important that we all learn how to manage our utility bills. During this information session, a representative from the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel will speak on this topic and be available for any utility-related questions.

Topics include:

  • Financial assistance programs
  • Energy efficiency
  • Consumer protections

The Counsel advocates for residential utility consumers through representation and events like this one. Please join us. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call The Work Station at (740) 797-1405.

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