Media Release

Youngstown (March 23, 2022) - MVMC, in partnership with the Columbiana County Port Authority and Sustainable Opportunity Development (SOD) Center, is hosting a Columbiana Hiring Event Wednesday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Held at the SOD Center at 440 Pennsylvania Ave. in Salem, job seekers ranging from recent high school graduates to career switchers are welcome to attend, learn about, and apply for open positions with several Columbiana County employers in manufacturing, healthcare and technology industries. Attendees are encouraged to bring their driver's license and copies of their resume or work history. 

"Participating employers are all local to Columbiana County, they have good-paying jobs with benefits to offer, and they are ready to hire," said Julie Michael Smith, MVMC project manager. 

Career coaches and regional training providers will be on hand to help with career planning and preparation, and to help identify free or low-cost training programs to build job-readiness skills. The hiring event will highlight "learn and earn” career-building programs like WorkAdvance and apprenticeships. 

Job seekers are encouraged to register in advance at Graduating high school seniors are also encouraged to attend. Employers and training organizations who would like to participate can register at

MVMC is the operations manager for the Ohio to Work Mahoning Valley, an initiative of JobsOhio, private economic development organization for the State of Ohio. The goal of Ohio to Work is to support regional workforce development efforts to connect job seekers to employment, training and career services. Learn more at

Contact:  Julie Michael Smith, MVMC Project Manager - 330.727.6292 or