Carol Owen-Kern

Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services/OhioMeansJobs

OMJMeet the staff of the OhioMeansJobs – Seneca County, part of Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services, located at 900 E. County Road 20. They offer many services for job seekers as well as employers. These services include basic job search services, resume development, training reimbursement and assistance for layoffs. They even provide training dollars for eligible job seekers obtaining skills for an in demand job. Candidates can stop by the office to browse the job board, or learn how to use OhioMeansJobs, which lists entry to professional level positions and offers job search tools.

Business Services Consultant Carol Owen-Kern says she enjoys working in Seneca County because of the people. “It’s exciting seeing the growth in the county and it’s great to be a part of that by helping them find qualified candidates.” The DJFS sees about 550-600 visitors per month, and they hold resume and interview workshops twice a month. Check out Seneca County DJFS for upcoming job fairs. You can contact them about hiring or being hired at 419.447.5011 ext. 443

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21 manufacturers hiring at job fair

Last Friday, the Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) and Ohio Means Jobs – Seneca  hosted a Manufacturing Job Event on Friday at their offices. Resumes were collected for 50+ types of open positions, ranging from ranged from physical labor and press or machine operation to office management. Mike McLane, JFS Workforce Development Administrator, and Carol Owen-Kern, JFS Business Services Consultant, were pleased with the event and will start delivering those sorted resumes to the various companies today. The economy is booming here, and we are putting in place resources to help companies continue their growth. Area manufacturers who are growing and looking to hire include:

  1. Alpha Coatings (Fostoria)
  2. American Fine Sinter (Tiffin)
  3. Ameriwood (Tiffin)
  4. Arnold Vending (Tiffin)
  5. Ballreich Bros. (Tiffin)
  6. Callie’s Performance (Fostoria)
  7. Church & Dwight (Old Fort, Fostoria)
  8. Green Bay Packaging (Fremont)
  9. Laminate Technologies (Tiffin)
  10. Machine Tool and Fab (Fostoria)
  11. Mennel Milling (Fostoria)
  12. Morgan AM & T (Fostoria)
  13. National Machinery (Tiffin)
  14. NSI Crankshaft (Fostoria)
  15. Owens Corning (Tiffin)
  16. Roppe Corporation (Fostoria)
  17. Sonoco Products (Tiffin)
  18. Taiho Corporation of America (Tiffin)
  19. Tiffin Metal Products (Tiffin)
  20. Toledo Molding & Die (Tiffin)
  21. Webster Industries (Tiffin)

For additional information about the open positions, please contact the Ohio Means Jobs – Seneca office. For information about the companies or resources for companies to assist with recruiting, please contact Carol Owen-Kern, Business Services Consultant, at 419.447.5011 x322 or by email at