On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
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.
A new analysis of labor markets in Ohio indicates Columbus will lead the state in job growth for the remainder of the decade. The survey, which was completed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, predicts 150,000 new jobs will be created in the Columbus area over the next seven years. Most will be in the service sector.