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AARP Helps Seniors Find Jobs

Sixty-five year old Marla Caslin (left) is a jobs placement specialist at the YWCA. Fifty-seven year old Ron Koontz (right) works as an archivist at the National Barber Museum in Canal Winchester.
2, 2015

If you’re over 55 and having trouble finding a job, there is one place that can help. AARP’s Senior Employment Program served more than 16-thousand people last year.

Ohio Economy In 2015 Shows Potential For More Growth

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The 2015 economy could see more job growth in manufacturing and shale drilling.
January 2, 2015

More people went back to work in Ohio in 2014, but will that trend continue in 2015? And what else can we expect for the Ohio economy?

November Jobs Report Brings Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 2001

The state says Ohio has 287,000 unemployed workers last month, down 18,000 compared with October.
December 19, 2014

Ohio’s official unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years after employers added naerly 18,000 jobs in November.

Unemployment Falls Slightly As Ohio Employers Add 6,000 Jobs

October 17, 2014

Labor officials report the most September job gains in goods-producing industries like manufacturing and construction, state government, and trade, transportation and utilities.

State Launches Site For Disabled Job Seekers

Job seekers are encouraged to post an online resume. Users can indicate whether they would like to be referred to employers specifically looking to hire individuals with disabilities.
October 13, 2014

The state has created a new website aimed at helping Ohioans with disabilities find jobs and work-related resources.

Tax Credit Authority Revokes Incentives For 105 Companies

For many companies not meeting expectations, the tax-credit panel is reducing incentives it offered previously.
October 1, 2014

Ohio officials say they’re cracking down on companies that received tax incentives but have failed to create promised jobs.

Columbus Castings Adding 500 Jobs

The company says it will try to hire many of the new employees from the surrounding neighborhood.
3, 2014

Columbus Castings says it will add 500 positions at its South Side foundry.

Dueling Think Tanks See Different Realities In Labor Day Report

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2, 2014

This Labor Day, there are a record low number of Ohioans in the labor force – fewer than there have been since October 1978. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to two economic experts who see that number – and others – in very different ways.

Ohio Jobless Rate Increases In July

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports the state's jobless rate increased in July
15, 2014

Ohio’s unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly after job reports for the last two months showed the rate at its lowest level since before the Great Recession.

Biden Urges Infrastructure, Job Training In Ohio

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Vice President Joe Biden.
July 24, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden says investment in infrastructure and job training is needed to increase economic opportunities in the nation’s cities.