Who’s Hiring in Ottawa County?

Posted on: September 22, 2017

Employers are vying for a skilled and available workforce. Ottawa County is a midway point between the Toledo and Cleveland markets where more than 1.1 million people reside within an hours drive of primary business locations – small, medium and large. While skilled trades and industrial aptitudes are one of our region’s strongest workforce assets, the tourism industry is also a very important piece.

Tourism is a diverse composite of economic activities, including transportation, recreation, retail, lodging, and food & beverage sectors. Although the high season may be coming to an end, employers are still hiring for year-round positions. Right now, there are a large number of Ottawa County employers that are currently hiring for full-time and part-time positions. See below for a list of employers in the hospitality industry:

  • Tin Goose Diner
  • Dianna’s Deli
  • Kroger
  • Mon Ami Restaurant & Winery
  • Bassett’s Market
  • Ma’z Kitchen
  • Cleats
  • Canoe Club Wine Bar
  • Clinton House
  • Ciao Bella Ristorante Italiano
  • Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
  • Crosswinds Restaurant & Bar
  • Bay Point Resort
  • Walmart
  • Bergman Orchards
  • R Coffee Corner

In an effort to assist local businesses, the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation works directly with employers to identify hiring needs, necessary skills and qualifications, and will help develop a strategy around outreach, hiring and pre-employment testing for all candidates for job opportunities. If you’re an employer seeking candidates and would like more information on how we can help promote job openings, please contact the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation at 419-898-6242.

The OCIC also operates the OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County center centrally located in Oak Harbor. OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County offers customer’s basic computer classes, career counseling and coaching, job listings and job matching services. The staff helps prepare individuals with job searches, develop new skills and locate employment. If you’re struggling to find a job or not sure where to start, please contact the OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County center at 419-707-8605 or stop out at their location at 8043 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor, Ohio.