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 Task Force
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.


Open Interviews

will be taking interviews for cab driver positions on Friday Aug. 1,
10 a.m.- noon.

Must have:
- Valid driver's license
- A good driving record
- Must pass background check
- Must be at least 25 years old

Don't forget your resume.

Medicaid Enrollment Clinic slated for August 7

The statewide expansion of Medicaid has meant more low-income people are now eligible for the free medical services. To get help applying, attend our next Medicaid Enrollment Clinic.

When: Aug. 7
Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Work Station located at
70 N. Plains Road, The Plains

The Work Station will only be open that evening for the clinic – all other services will be closed.

During the clinic, counselors and navigators will sit with applicants individually to help them complete the process either by paper or online.

Walk-ins for the clinic will be seen as time permits. To guarantee an appointment, contact:

Justin Kendrick
ACA Navigator for SE Ohio
Grosvenor Hall 061, Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-0828

State launches new Veteran Business Support Center

The state has launched the new Veteran Business Support Center, a resource for employers interested in hiring veterans.

The center can assist employers with:

• Posting jobs, screening resumes and using the other tools at
• Locating qualified veteran candidates
• Finding and preparing for career fairs, workshops and other hiring events
• Information about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and other workforce development and hiring incentive programs for employers who hire veterans
• Demographic information about veterans in any given area

The center connects employers with trained veteran employment representatives via phone, email and/or face-to-face meetings at local OhioMeansJobs Centers, like The Work Station. Job and Family Services veteran employment representatives have an in-depth understanding of the job markets they serve and how veterans in their areas can help your organization.

For more information, contact The Work Station or visit and look for the Veterans Business Support Center icon.

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