Grow Your Career Here

Why grow your career in the Firelands?

Not only are the Firelands affordable when it comes to cost of living, we are home to some of the best (and largest) employers in Ohio. With an unparalleled location, access to world-class education and attractions, why not the Firelands?

The demand for Skilled Labor has never been higher. With shorter programs, smaller classes, and abundant hands-on training, trade schools often lead to well-paying jobs with higher than average salaries, job security and other benefits.

Streamline Your Career

Erie, Huron & Ottawa County have endless career opportunities – many of which don’t require a Bachelor’s degree.

Hospitality

Construction

Healthcare

Manufacturing

Tech & Engineering

Employer Spotlight

Firelands Regional Medical Center is Erie County’s largest employer. With nine laboratory collection centers, 11 outpatient behavioral health locations, and 20+ Firelands Physician Group locations, they offer jobs in Sandusky as well as throughout Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Lorain, Seneca and Wyandot counties. 

Looking to Change Careers?
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Start or Grow your Business Here

Rise Program: Mentorship & Assistance to Grow your Small Business

Work with business advisors who help you wrap sound business practices around great business ideas and get your idea up and running. Through one-on-one advising, networking, and technical assistance, our RISE advisors become an extension of your small business’ team.

If financing or grants are what you’re looking for, we can help you understand what’s available through banks, non-profits, or other support organizations. Programs are highly competitive with limited funds, but our one-on-one advising and milestone mentoring can help you with your financial planning and management, regardless of grants or loans.

Jumpstart or Grow Your Professional Network

North Coast Young Professionals is a community of emerging leaders who are making a positive impact where they live by joining us, you will make friends, make a difference and become a vital part of the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region: socially and professionally.

Re-locating here or moving back home?

From housing options, networking & career development opportunities to the best places to eat – we have all the resources you need. 

Events, Tips & Resources

Manufacturing Mentorship Program is now Live!

Manufacturing Mentorship Program Trains Future Generations of Makers (COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Friday, Oct. 1, is National Manufacturing Day, and to celebrate the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Division of Industrial Compliance is highlighting the benefits of the Manufacturing...

You don’t need a bachelor’s degree to land a high-paying job

You don't need a bachelor's degree to land a high-paying job It's common knowledge at this point that the more education you have, the more money you'll make. Studies have shown that, on average, someone with a bachelor's degree will earn more than someone with an...

The Importance of Skilled Trades

The Importance of Skilled Trades High school and even junior high school students have a lot of pressure to prepare for college and earn a degree. For a lot of people, going to college is an automatic choice when they complete high school. But is it always the right...

Trade School Perception Improves During Pandemic

Trade School Perception Improves During PandemicTrade school has long struggled to gain recognition as a worthy alternative to four-year college, but the pandemic is changing perceptions, with one-third of Americans now viewing trade school as a more favorable option...

2021 Annual Meeting Awards

Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC) gathered over 250 partners, investors, and guests at Cedar Point’s Lakeside Pavilion to celebrate the extraordinary growth and development of Erie County over the past year.Each year, ECEDC acknowledges the county’s...

2021 Annual Meeting Awards

Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC) gathered over 250 partners, investors, and guests at Cedar Point’s Lakeside Pavilion to celebrate the extraordinary growth and development of Erie County over the past year. Each year, ECEDC acknowledges the...

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