Defiance and Paulding - Ohio Means Jobs Centers currently have limited seating in their resource rooms. MASK WEARING IS REQUIRED * * * SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED * * * A Public Hearing will be held on April 19, 2021 on the proposed Title XX Plan effective 10/1/2021. The hearing will be held at 6879 Evansport Rd., Defiance OH 43512. It will begin at 7:00 am.   The JFS & OMJ offices will be closed on May 31st for the observance of Memorial day.

We are committed to workforce development initiatives and activities that are business driven and locally developed.


We have many resources available including computer labs, and job readiness tutorials and workshops.

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We have an experienced team of employment specialists is ready to assist you with your employment needs.

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I’M AGED 14-24

We assist youth set realistic goals and objectives to prepare for education and employment opportunities.

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Joe Barker and Terry Carwile of MY 102.7 Introduce Tim Copsey

In Episode 1 of PCBW Joe Barker and Terry Carwile Introduce Tim Copsey, Director of Paulding County Economic Development Inc.. Tim  talks about his time as Director with PCED.  Tim will be the regular host of the Paulding County Business Weekly Radio Show moving forward. Join Tim as he catches up with local businesses in Paulding County to give us an inside look at what is going on behind the walls of the businesses that fuel our economy here in Paulding County.

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OhioMeansJobs is a state-wide system of centers that offers individuals, employers and communities the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity. As part of this system, Defiance and Paulding Counties are committed to workforce development initiatives and activities that are business driven and locally developed.


We are proud to offer priority of services to U.S. Military Veterans and eligible spouses. Click here for details.

Defiance/Paulding Consolidated Job & Family Services (DPCJFS) serves residents of Defiance & Paulding Counties. DPCJFS provides services such as child & adult protective services, food stamps, Medicaid, temporary cash assistance, retention and contingency services. Services are available to any residence of Defiance/Paulding Counties. Income and resource limitations may apply.