COLUMBUS — State officials have unveiled a revamped job search and career development website that backers hope will help the unemployed find work and the soon-to-be-employed better understand their options.
OhioMeansJobs.com isn't new — the state has worked with a national online employment site for years to post "help wanted" listings and provide a place for the unemployed or underemployed to submit resumes for consideration.
But the revamped site includes a lot more features and will serve as a centralized system for youngsters and adults to consider different career paths.
"If you are young, this can open the world to you," Gov. John Kasich said during a press conference near the Statehouse Wednesday unveiling the revamped website. "If you are getting ready to go on to further education, this can help you define what it is that you might want to do. If you have lost your job, this can give you an opportunity to find something either in your field or in another field. And finally, if you're an employer, you can go on here and post your job openings...."
Unemployed workers can still search through job listings and post resumes. There's a section aimed at veterans, with help translating military training into civilian careers.
Another part of the website allows schoolchildren to review future job options, complete with information on the education necessary for different fields and prospective salary ranges.
"It's one of the best-kept secrets in Ohio," Kasich said of OhioMeansJobs.com. "And we've got to figure out a way to be able to let everybody in Ohio that we now have a tool that can help you to sort out a lot of things in your life."
Marc Kovac is the Dix Capital Bureau Chief. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at OhioCapitalBlog.