Local Employment Opportunities and Resources
The following resources and links will help you to match your current career goal with local employers, locate a desired position, and find a local training provider or local university to prepare you for that position.
Current Employment Statistics
A snapshot of the month's employment and jobs in the region.
Find a Career
Explore career possibilities online with the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook. Features of the online edition include discriptions of occupations, working conditions, training and qualifications, job outlook and earnings information.
Local Labor Needs
Projected Employment: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has produced the Job Outlook to 2018 for the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metroplitan area. Local businesses anticipate a change in employment over the next few years due to the number of baby boomers retiring. Included in the report:
Fastest Growing Occupations
Occupations with Most Annual Openings
Jobs that become available when workers leave the position to take a job elsewhere, or decide to leave the workforce entirely, are labeled replacement jobs. They are not new jobs, but a reordering of existing employment. Replacement jobs in the Youngstown-Warren area are expected to increase in the next few years due to the number of expected early retirements. Click Here for information about the area's Replacement Jobs.
Education and Training
Click here for the Chamber's Regional Education Survey detailing the area's colleges, universities and training providers.
Local Job Seeker Services
The Regional Chamber works closely with the Ohio One Stop. The OneStop offers a range of services for job seekers, including:
- One-Stop can help to create a resume and prepare for job interviews.
- One Stop also offers services that are tailored to the needs of the mature job seeker, over the age of 40.
- One-Stop can help to place workers with employers that have job openings in a specific field.
- One-Stop offers career and skills inventory testing and related resources for identifying jobs that are available in these fields.
- One-Stop assists with technical, vocational and career education; and helps to find grants and loans for training.
The One-Stop is designed to help you to prepare for a job and connect you with employers. The services are FREE of charge.
Job Search Links
Many people choose self-employment as a career. If you are an entrepreneur at heart and are looking to get started owning your own business, or if you already have a business, please visit our small business resources site.