FCEDC wants to welcome back home graduates from county schools


By Drew Stambaugh - [email protected]



The Fulton County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) wants to “welcome back home” people that have graduated from area high schools but live and work elsewhere.

FCEDC staff members will be proactively reaching out to recent high school graduates from the seven county school districts that may have left for higher education and career opportunities.

“People that graduated from area high schools are more likely to return to Fulton County than people that have never lived here or visited here,” said Ellie Oyer of FCEDC. “We believe that some people that left for school or employment opportunities return if the conditions are appropriate. We will help them find employment opportunities, living, and childcare, etc. to welcome them back home.”

The FCEDC would aid a move back home by supporting efforts to find a good job and by supporting efforts to find housing and other necessary amenities like childcare and schooling.

“Our membership includes realtors and owners of residential properties,” said Oyer. “We plan to use our local contacts to pursue appropriate housing, childcare, educational services, etc. by using our contacts.”

Initial contact with recent graduates from the FCEDC will be made on Facebook and LinkedIn. Those who respond that they are interested in considering career opportunities in and around Fulton County will be contacted by email or phone to discuss current opportunities and FCEDC staff will seek out employers that may consider candidates with the skills, education and work experience the candidate brings to the table.

“Parents and grandparents, during the holiday season, this is your chance to talk with your loved ones about the opportunity to relocate closer to home,” said a FCEDC release.

Oyer said that several different types of job opportunities available in Fulton County.

“Many companies have open positions in engineering, accounting/finance, marketing, sales and business development among many other fields,” stated Oyer. “We also will help employment candidates that may not find immediate opportunities, but instead find these opportunities at a later date through our efforts.”

People interested in returning back home can reach out to the FCEDC as well by calling (419) 337-9270 or emailing Oyer at [email protected]

“Even if the persons we reach out to now, don’t want to immediately return home, we welcome them to follow up at any time in the future to find support-those that left are always ‘Welcome Back Home,’” said Matt Gilroy, FCEDC Director.

By Drew Stambaugh

[email protected]

Reach Drew Stambaugh at 419-335-2010

Reach Drew Stambaugh at 419-335-2010