OhioMeansJobs – Lawrence County One Stop Center

Your starting point for a better job and much needed opportunities

OhioMeansJobs – Lawrence County One Stop Center 2017-07-26T18:38:25+00:00

Project Description

Upcoming Events

Intro to MS Excel

August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

HEAP Program Super Saturday

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Intro to OhioMeansJobs

August 21 @ 9:00 am

Goal Setting Workshop

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Nutrition Class (4 of 4)

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

OhioMeansJobs – Lawrence County One Stop Center

The Community Action Organization’s OhioMeansJobs – Lawrence County One Stop Center has been designed to allow you to get all the help you need from one easy to access location in downtown Ironton. Once inside, you will be assigned to a case worker to help you identify all the areas in your life you need help with to get back on your feet and working toward build a more secure future for yourself and your family. The One-Stop Center houses many of the Community Action Organization’s services, and your case worker knows the ins and outs of each service to help you quickly and efficiently. For more information, visit theOhioMeansJobs – Lawrence County One Stop Center on 2nd Street in Ironton across from Family Dollar.

Job Seeker Assistance

  • Ability testing, work readiness assessments, skill and aptitude tests
  • Job readiness development (communication skills, punctuality)
  • Career counseling, job coaching and on-going support
  • Job matching
  • Access to computers, internet, and office equipment
  • Workshops on job search techniques, interviewing and resume writing
  • Interest inventories and career exploration
  • Labor market information (job demand, wages, required skills and education)
  • Follow-up services to ensure success
  • Assistance in academic or occupational learning
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Preparation for further education, additional training, and employment

Employer Assistance

  • Referrals to local employee training providers
  • Computer training labs and conference rooms
  • Assistance with establishing apprenticeship programs
  • Screening of qualified applicants
  • Skill assessment, job readiness, and aptitude testing
  • Support for hiring special populations (older workers, veterans, workers with disabilities, youth)
  • Posting and filling of job openings
  • Job fairs and mass recruitments
  • Sample job applications and want ads
  • Business and human resource workshops
  • Resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Retention and supportive services for employees

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Ohio Means Jobs – Lawrence County

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) will provide job seekers and workers with the high-quality career services, education and training, and supportive services they need to get good jobs and stay employed, and to help businesses find skilled workers and access other supports, including education and training for their current workforce. In recent years over 23,000 people annually turn to the OhioMeansJobs-Lawrence County One Stop Center to obtain good jobs and a career pathway. WIOA continues to advance services to these job seekers and employers.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Adult Services, is designed to provide quality employment and training services to help eligible adults find and qualify for meaningful occupations and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business. The goals of this service are to increase employment and retention in unsubsidized, private sector employment. There are three types of services: Basic career services, individualized career services, and training services.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Dislocated Workers Services, helps laid-off workers obtain new jobs with comparable wages. Addressing the needs of these workers help minimize the disruption of job transition on their own lives as well as that of their families and communities.

WIOA Youth Opportunity Services


Out-of-school youth must be aged 16-24, not attending any school, and meet one or more additional barriers, which could include:

    • School dropout; within age of compulsory attendance but has not attended for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter
    • Holds a secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent and is low-income and is basic skills deficient or an English language learner
    • Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
    • Homeless, runaway, in foster care or aged out of the foster care system, eligible for assistance under Section 477, Social Security Act, or in out-of-home placement
    • Pregnant or parenting
    • An individual with a disability
    • Low income person who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational service or to secure and hold employment.

In-school youth must be aged 16-21, attending school, low income, and meet one or more additional barriers, which could include:

    • Basic skills deficient
    • English language learner
    • An offender
    • Homeless, runaway, in foster care or aged out of the foster care system
    • Pregnant or parenting
    • An individual with a disability
    • A person who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational service or to secure and hold employment.

Jewell K. Hackworth, Director

Phone: 740-532-3140
Fax: 740-532-5909



OhioMeansJobs-Lawrence County

120 North Third Street Ironton, OH 45638


Youth Services

  • Tutoring, study skills, and dropout prevention
  • Alternative education
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Occupational skills training
  • Leadership development
  • Supportive services (transportation, child care, work uniforms, tools, etc.)
  • Adult mentoring for 12 months
  • Follow-up services for 12 months
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Education offered concurrently with, and in the same context as, workforce preparation activities and training
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Provision of labor market information
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training

Five Youth Services Elements

  • Financial Literacy
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Services that provide labor market and employment information in the local area
  • Activities that help youth transition to postsecondary education and training
  • Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster.

WIOA outlines a broader youth vision that supports an integrated service delivery system and gives a framework through resources to support in-school and out-of-school youth. WIOA affirms the commitment to providing high quality services for youth and young adults beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.

OhioMeansJobs – Lawrence County Funding Sources

  • Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (WIA)
  • Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC)
  • Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (Wagner Peyser)
  • Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (Veterans)
  • Ironton-Lawrence County CAO (CSBG) (Housing) (WIC) (Healthcare for Homeless) (HEAP) (HEAD Start)(Family Guidance)
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Ohio Department of Medicaid

OhioMeansJobs – Lawrence County Partners

  • Adult Basic Literacy Education
  • CDBG Homeless Housing Program
  • Collins Career Center
  • Community Service Block Grant
  • Family Guidance Behavioral Health Program
  • Foster Grandparents Program
  • Goodwill Industries, Inc.
  • Head Start Program
  • Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Ironton-Lawrence County Area Community Action Organization, Inc.
  • Ironton Housing Authority (HUD)
  • Lawrence County Department of Job and Family Services
  • Lawrence Economic Development Corporation
  • Mature Services
  • Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
  • ODJFS Veteran Services
  • Ohio University Southern campus
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
  • VA Outreach Services for Veterans
  • WIC Program

Community Investment through workshops and seminars

  • Adult Patrol Authority
  • Animal Care Clinic
  • Anthem Insurance
  • Appalachian Families and Children First
  • Apprenticeship Ohio
  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters
  • Caressource Insurance
  • Children’s Sanctuary
  • CO-AD
  • Community firefighters
  • Community Action of Pike County
  • Dress for Success
  • Early Childhood
  • EOC- Education Financial Aid
  • Family Guidance
  • Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing
  • Help Me Grow
  • Horizon Health & Wellness
  • Huntington Junior College
  • Infocision
  • Internal Revenue Services (VITA)
  • Job Corps
  • Kelly Services
  • Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation
  • Manners & More
  • Manpower
  • Mended Reeds
  • Mobile Food Pantry
  • Molina Insurance
  • National City Bank
  • NECCO Foster Care
  • Nutrition
  • Ohio Benefit Banks
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • Ohio Consumer’s Counsel
  • Ohio River Bank
  • Ohio University Southern
  • Potter’s House
  • Recycling Enforcement Officer
  • Rescare
  • Rio Grande University
  • SEOLS/Legal Aide
  • Small Business Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • Southeastern Ohio Legal Aide
  • Southern State Community College
  • Speech & Hearing Center
  • STAR Community Justice System
  • TIPS
  • Tri-State Industries
  • Unison Insurance
  • US Bank
  • Wesbanco
  • Workforce 2000