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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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 on Tuesday, Aug. 12

I-force will be hosting open interviews for several positions on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Work Station.

Applicants must fill out an application online at, then call 740-687-0585.

Seasonal Hiring Event

on Tuesday, Aug. 19

The Work Station will host its first Seasonal Hiring Event on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Five employers (Adecco, Bellisio Foods, Career Connections, Ed Map and Residential Programs, Inc.) will be accepting resumes and interviewing applicants for various seasonal positions.

Capacity is limited, so interested job seekers must set an appointment to attend the event by calling Nancy Stotts of The Work Station. She can be reached at 740-677-4240.

Candidates are reminded to bring their resume and to dress appropriately for a possible on-the-spot job interview.

Open Interviews on Wednesday, Aug. 20

Vadakin, Inc., is having open interviews at The Work Station on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from noon until 4 p.m. for laborer positions.

Minimum requirements:
• Must be able to lift 50-100 pounds
• Must be able to handle confined spaces and heights
• Must be able to travel


Candidates can download an application from Completed applications can then be faxed to (740) 373-2063.

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