With over 3,000 job placements in program year 2007 and nearly 8,000 placements since its opening in 2004, The SOURCE has established itself as the first stop for job seekers and businesses in our community. The SOURCE is far ahead of any other county in Ohio, with more than twice as many job placements as the next highest county, Hamilton.
“Every individual who walks out of The SOURCE is ready for a job and most can’t wait to start,” said Commissioner Pete Gerken. “They are our success stories.”
Representatives from Costco, Caraustar Toledo Tube Plant, and AHEPA 118, a senior-living community, were present at the event to talk about the services their businesses received from The SOURCE. Many of the employers assisted by The SOURCE are provided ready and able employees, looking for good-paying jobs.
“The SOURCE helped me search for jobs in my field, and clearly my involvement paid off,” said Lakisha Garry, a nurse at AHEPA 118 who was connected to the senior-living community through the agency.
In addition to the release of job placement numbers, Commissioners and staff unveiled a new SOURCE brochure that will be distributed to the broader business community and help raise awareness about the employment services that Lucas County offers.
“As Commissioners in this tough economy, we need to do whatever we can to help our residents unlock the employment door,” said Commissioner Ben Konop. “For over 8,000 people in our community, their key is The SOURCE.”