Seminar to focus on recruiting workers


Local employers are invited to a free program Feb. 16 to learn about local resources available to help them recruit and retain employees. The event is being coordinated by the Champaign Economic Partnership with community partners and schools and will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Champaign County Community Center auditorium, 1512 S. U.S. Route 68, Urbana.

Businesses will learn about:

-Job recruitment and training services available through Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ) Champaign County

-Services OMJ provides to help armed services veterans transition to the civilian workforce. This includes resume writing skills to translate military experience into terms relevant to the civilian job market.

-How to interpret work experience on a veteran’s resume and determine if it’s relevant to your job opening

-How to interview job candidates to find the right employee

-How to develop job descriptions that accurately reflect the requirements of the position

Co-sponsors of the event with the CEP include OMJ, Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Graham and Triad local schools, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, and the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will provide light refreshments.

Presentations will be made by:

-Mark Birnbrich, project director of Ohio Means Jobs

-Amy Sherman, supervisor of Ohio Means Jobs Champaign County

-Daniel Semsel, regional veterans workforce consultant for the Ohio Department of Veterans Services

-Marcia Bailey, economic development director of the Champaign Economic Partnership

-School officials: Kirk Koennecke, superintendent, Graham Local Schools; Chris Piper, superintendent, Triad Local Schools; and Debbie Wortman, satellite director, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

RSVP attendance by Feb. 13 to the Champaign Economic Partnership, [email protected] or 937-653-7200.

CEP event will offer local businesses tips and resources

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Submitted by the Champaign Economic Partnership.

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