Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Ohio’s unemployment rate has hit a 25-year high of 9.4 percent as job losses have continued in both manufacturing and services.
Job help centers are up and running at library branches across the Columbus Metropolitan Library system. They are offering one-on-one help for those trying to get ahead in the faltering economy.
Ohio’s unemployment compensation fund has been depleted, forcing the state to begin borrowing federal funds.
Job losses are expanding throughout blue collar and white collar sectors, and the faces of those without work are the faces of friends, family, neighbors, co-workers.
Three Democrats claim Franklin County has lost thousands of jobs in recent years as a result of Bush administration policies. State Representatives Dan Stewart and Ted Celeste and Ohio House hopeful John Carney link plant closures and layoffs to the GOP. But local Republicans accuse of the Democrats of using scare tactics.
Hundreds of job seekers attended a job fair at Rickenbacker Airport on Wednesday.
New unemployment figures for July show Ohio’s jobless rate is the highest in 16 years.
Southwest Ohio is bracing for massive job losses as one of its biggest employers is set to axe 6000 jobs.
State official says February storms could have driven people out of the labor market.
Job-related stress is a growing cause of disability in the workplace. Dr. Christopher Kovell, medical director at the Franklin County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health board or ADAM-H, says a small dose of job stress can help motivate workers but too much can produce illness.