COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Job Search
This job search resource provided by the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation is specifically geared for matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis.

OhioMeansJobs holds virtual hiring events designed to connect job-seekers with companies looking to hire. 

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Resources about unemployment insurance and other helpful information concerning unemployment and workforce development, including a video demonstrating the process of how to apply online for unemployment benefits.



Provides a list of economic resources at the federal and state level for Ohio businesses navigating the changing landscape created by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Ohio Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Database
JobsOhio provides a database listing manufacturers, distributors and potential contract manufacturers to connect companies with PPE resources.

Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Grant
Resources from the Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) regarding grant funding for those eligible to receive support for coronavirus prevention, preparation and response pertaining to law enforcement and state agencies.

The Columbus Foundation
Provides information and an online application for the Emergency Response Fund, which assists nonprofit organizations that are responding to the spread of the coronavirus and experiencing financial challenges.

Small Business Resource Guide (COVID-19)
Provides resources for Ohio small businesses.


Stay engaged and active in the community during the COVID-19 social distancing and quarantine.

South Side Early Learning (SSEL) (Ongoing)
Looking for volunteers to provide stories and resources to Columbus’ families with young children. Volunteers will record a video of themselves reading a story and upload their video to their social media. 

Alvis' Family and Children's Program (Ongoing)
Alvis' Family and Children's Program are looking for volunteers to make placemats at home.

Children’s Hunger Alliance (Ongoing)
Currently seeking volunteers to package meals to provide to vulnerable children during the COVID-19 crisis.

YMCA of Central Ohio (Ongoing)
The YMCA pf Central Ohio is looking for volunteers to participate in a virtual drive to help families by donating a variety of essential items.

Legal Aid Society of Columbus (Ongoing)
To ensure that low-income individuals can access legal help during the COVID-19 crisis, the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services have created a new “Virtual Clinic” model and a Virtual Unemployment Compensation Clinic to organize volunteers.

Directions for Youth & Families (Ongoing)
Directions for Youth & Families is looking for volunteers to participate in a virtual drive to help families by donating essential items.

Life Care Alliance (Ongoing)
Life Care Alliance is looking for volunteers to participate in a virtual drive to help families by donating essential items through their Amazon wish list.