Wayne County Economic Development Council

Why Choose Wayne County? Call Us Toll Free at 888-WAYNEOH
 

Strong Incentives
Tax credits, abatements, grants, low-cost financing Foreign Trade Zone and more.

Business-Friendly Climate
Effective community and government partnerships locally and throughout Northeast Ohio.

Access to Markets
Central location with great ground, rail, water and air accessibility.

High Quality of Life
Small town hospitality and country living with big city opportunities.

Leading Ag-Bioscience Infrastructure
Premier research facilities and infrastructure.

Low Cost of Doing Business

Energy, labor and occupancy costs among the nation’s most affordable.

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Workforce Development That Works For You

A company’s ability to find and maintain a skilled workforce is vital to success.  Workforce and labor development programs are delivered through a variety of providers in Wayne County.

WAYNE COUNTY EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING CONNECTION
From the job seeker desiring a career change, to the employer looking for a pool of skilled workers, the One Stop is ready to help with your specific needs with Employer Services and Training Information
Becky Wagner, Program Administrator
330-264-5060

WAYNE COUNTY SCHOOLS CAREER CENTER
WCSCC offers consulting services in Human Resource and Assessment, Industrial Training and Business Training.WCSCC provides year-round, all-day options and individual, small group, large group, single or multiple session training. 
Lynn Moomaw-Director of Adult Education
(330) 669-7000


OHIO DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT
The Ohio Investment Training Program provides financial assistance and technical resources for customized training involving employees of new and expanding Ohio businesses. OITP supports community economic development efforts through job creation and retention.
 
Joe Rice-Business Service Representative
1040 E. Tallmadge Ave, Akron, Ohio 44310 


OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY-ATI
  
Ohio State ATI Business Training & Educational Services is a leader in workforce development and performance improvement training. They deliver a full spectrum of worker training from conducting the initial needs assessment to delivering customized training or individual coaching. 
Kimberly Sayers, Director, Business Training & Educational Services
330-287-0100


Goodwill Industries of Wayne and Holmes Counties

Individualized client support towards, reduction of barriers to work, job seeking, employment and retention.  No cost support to area companies with WOTC, and if eligible, client based On The Job Training and Community Based Assessments.
Steve Apple, V.P. of Contract Services
(330) 264-1300 ext 232


Univerisity of Akron/Wayne College
They look to form a working partnership with organizations to assist with developing and implementing strategies that will achieve new goals or solve current problems. Their training programs offer flexibility, experienced trainers and consultants with real world experience, and the resources of  Ohio’s third largest public university. 
Nan Whitsel and Amy Mast
330-684-8784


OHIO REHABILITATION SERVICES COMMISSION
ORSC offers services that assist persons with disabilities in achieving competitive employment. Most services are free or available for a nominal cost. 
Andrea Franks 
Phone: 330.345.8200

THE COUNSELING CENTER OF WAYNE AND HOLMES COUNTIES
Provides job seeking and placement assistance, along with employment support once hired to improve job retention; also helps with reducing barriers to employment, improving employability and job maintenance skills.  Serves individuals with mental health or emotional problems at no cost to participant or employer.
Christine Cunningham-
Director of Employment Services
Phone: 330 264-9029

WOOSTER HIGH SCHOOL

The Wooster High School Work Study Program is an opportunity for high school students with special needs to earn credit while working and learning valuable employability skills.

Lisa Lang, Work Study Coordinator

Phone: 330-345-4000 ext. 3117

 

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES

 The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, administers programs to Ohio businesses such as apprenticeship, labor market information, workshops, WARN notifications etc.  The statewide job matching website www.scoti.ohio.gov is an excellent recruiting tool for matching job seekers with open job postings and/or searching resumes.
Bonnie Malcuit
Phone: 330-264-5060

 

 

Additional Workforce Development Information

OhioMeansJobs.com - Ohio’s Statewide job matching system

Ohio Department of Development’s Office of Strategic Research provides data and analysis on the Economic, Industrial, and Demographic trends of the State of Ohio, its businesses and its people. 

U.S Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
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