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.


Attention job seekers!

If you’re looking for a new job or a new career, you’ll want to attend our 10th annual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 30, at the Athens Community Center on E. State St.


When you come, be prepared to meet and discuss your skills with potential employers. Be sure to bring several copies of your resume and come dressed to impress.


The Job Fair will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.


If you would like help preparing your resume or making copies, stop by The Work Station in The Plains during regular business hours Mondays through Fridays. If you’re outside of Athens County, contact the OhioMeansJobs center nearest you.


For more information about the Job Fair, call Rocky Brunty or Nancy Stotts of The Work Station at (740) 797-1405 or (877) 351-0405.

Apply for job training assistance

Athens County residents who are unemployed or underemployed may be eligible for a FREE program that can help them find new jobs and enroll in job training courses. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program, which is designed to help area residents move into long-term jobs, is currently looking for adult dislocated workers who would like assistance with enrolling in job training or educational programs.

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