Take a look at the Employer Guidepost for information on the following services:
Unemployment, Labor Force, Leading Indicators
Are you developing job descriptions for your company?
Frequently Requested Resources
Affirmative Action Data
Affirmative action data are available from
United States Census Bureau
Special Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Unemployment Tax Information
The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation
can help you with your questions.
Unemployment Compensation (UC) Benefit Appeals
For information on appeals, visit the Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations
Wage and Hour Information
For information on minimum wage, hiring minors or prevailing wage, visit
the Division of Labor and Worker
Safety of the Ohio Department of Commerce.
A Business Partner
Business Finder is a complete and easily accessed database of companies
throughout the nation.
State of Ohio Contacts
The State Directory provides ways to
contact state agencies, contact individual state employees and find information
on the web.
Local Area Profiles
What is a good location for a new business?
Business location decisions can be guided by the
Employment and Wages by Industry Query
that provides information about industries within Ohio, counties, metropolitan
areas and workforce areas.
Starting, Maintaining or Expanding a Business?
- Ohio Business Gateway has information
on starting, maintaining, expanding and locating a business. The site
includes helpful business links to make government accessible to you.
- The 1st Stop Business Connection,
sponsored by the Ohio Business Gateway
and the U.S. Small Business Administration,
provides free state-level information needed to get started on or continue
your entrepreneurial journey.
- The Entrepreneurship
and Business Assistance Centers, sponsored by the
Ohio Development Services Agency
,provide resources for starting or maintaining a small business in Ohio. The centers
provide technical assistance, training and financial counseling to Ohio's entrepreneurs,
minority and small business owners.
Business Center, part of CareerOneStop,
points you to resources to help start your business, make it grow, manage
your resources and maintain a safe environment for your employees.
Simplify Tax Reporting & Payments!
The Ohio Business Gateway offers
businesses electronic filing services associated with Workers' Compensation,
Employer Withholding Tax, Employer's Report of Wages, and more.
Are plant closings resulting in large layoffs?
Customized Outplacement Plans can be developed for management and labor
when plant closings result in large layoffs. This use of labor market information
can shorten job search time and guide retraining investments.
How does your staffing compare to other companies
in your type of business?
Knowing staffing patterns (distribution of occupations within an industry)
can help you determine how your business compares to others. Start-up businesses
can use this information to know what occupations they may need. Visit
Industry Staffing Patterns &
- Business Resources for Ohio Employers,
in pdf, is an easy-to-print document that provides links to on-line resources
that can provide a competitive edge.
- The Office of Workforce Development
provides workforce development services for job seekers, businesses, local
workforce leaders and workforce development professionals.
- Census Data: The
American Fact Finder provides population, housing, economic and geographic
data. Affirmative action data are available from
Special Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation.
- Occupational Employment Statistics provide
occupational wage data for workers in nonfarm establishments.
- The National Compensation
Survey, by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics, provides information on occupational wages paid in or
near your area. Wage data are shown by industry, occupational group, full-time
& part-time status, union & nonunion status, establishment size, time
& incentive status, and job level.
- Job Openings
and Labor Turnover Survey by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics provides
data on job openings, hires and separations. These data are used as demand-side
indicators of labor shortages at the national level.
- The Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Program provides Ohio with federal tax credits for hiring individuals
from target groups of disadvantaged job seekers.
- The Economic Development and
Employer Planning System is an analytical tool for business,
workforce and economic planners. EDEPS facilitates the analysis
of economic health, industry performance, population trends,
labor supply and demand, training resources, income characteristics,
and market potential.
- Federal and State law require employers to report newly hired and
re-hired employees in Ohio to the Ohio New
Hire Reporting Center.
- The Ohio Foreign Labor Certification
is the program employers must use to document their hiring needs that
cannot be met by U.S. workers.
Please feel free to contact us with questions about data and publications.
Members of the news media who need information about labor market information
and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services may contact the
Office of Communications.
Phone: (614) 752-9494
Fax: (614) 752-9621