New Bremen has a skilled, trained and available workforce.  Our workers will add value to your business. In a recent survey of local companies, owners and supervisors rated our workforce attendance, retention and productivity as “Excellent”.  Workers in New Bremen can be counted upon for a willingness to do a day’s work for a day’s pay.  These are the benefits your company can expect from the workers of New Bremen and the surrounding area. 

New Bremen is located centrally in the West Central Ohio region.  This means your business will be positioned to take advantage of the knowledge, work ethic, and productivity of the nearly 350,000 workers in the region.


Finding the right workers

Hometown Opportunity is to ensure that everyone in Mercer and Auglaize County is aware of the jobs and careers available. Our local companies are in need of our local talent, who all too often do not realize the great opportunity right here in our own backyard.

Our mission is to connect job seekers of all ages with local businesses, aimed at steering high school, college students and adults toward the appropriate education and/or training that can lead to a career that is available right here, right now.

Workforce Training and Resources

There are numerous business training tools to support targeted workforce continuing education. 

Ohio's Workforce Vision: The State of Ohio has set a priority to be a national leader in talent development. Ohio's Department of Jobs & Family Services offers a variety of business training tools to support targeted workforce continuing education. The Ohio business community can take advantage of several free and financial assistance opportunities designed to stimulate the availability of educated labor to serve industry-specific needs.

Employers and workers in New Bremen can access services through two Ohio Jobs and Family Services Offices:

OhioMeansJobs Auglaize County

OhioMeansJobs Mercer County

12 N. Wood Street
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Phone:  419-739-6505

Central Services Building.
220 W. Livingston Street, Room B272
Phone: 419-568-6409


Training Programs

The Ohio Investment Training Program (OITP) provides financial assistance and technical resources for customized training to help new and expanding Ohio businesses succeed. OITP provides up to 50% reimbursement to fund instructional costs, materials, and training-related activities. The program emphasizes manufacturing and other select employment sectors that depend on significant training and capital investment to create and retain jobs.

West Central Ohio Manufacturers Consortium (WCOMC)
WCOMC is comprised of a group of manufacturers throughout West Central Ohio dedicated to improving the region's manufacturing workforce. The consortium has worked closely with Rhodes State College to develop a Manufacturing Pathways Certification Program that prepares workers for the high-tech positions required in today's modern manufacturing workplace. WCOMC is an excellent example of regional businesses working together to find solutions to workforce issues.

West Ohio Training Partners 
The consortium was formed to respond to a need from high demand industries in the region for skilled workers. It has developed a comprehensive regional training network to deliver advanced manufacturing training to current and displaced workers. The training programs are industry driven and designed to meet the needs of employers in West Central Ohio. Training is delivered on-site, on-line, or on-campus. Employers select what works best for them.