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$2.4 billion Construction Budget Clears Ohio House

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The Ohio House today passed a $2.4 billion dollar construction budget to fund a host of projects around the state.
3:30PM
March
26, 2014

The Ohio House has passed a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds a host of community, school, park and prison projects.

Lackluster Results For Ohio’s Job Program

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Ohio's program to help welfare recipients get jobs shows dismal results.
10:18AM
January
30, 2014

A report shows that Ohio’s new effort to find jobs for welfare recipients has fallen short.

Economist Predicts Good, Not Great 2014 For Central Ohio Economy

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Economist Bill Lafayette predicts 18,000 net new jobs for Central Ohio in 2014
2:55PM
January
8, 2014

Long-time Central Ohio Economist Bill Lafayette says 2014 certainly won’t be a boom year for the Columbus area economy, but it will definitely feel better. He predicts decent economic and job growth in Central Ohio in the coming year.

Ohio’s Economic Forecast In 2014 Shows Strength For Some Jobs

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Housing sales in Ohio could improve as more construction gets underway in 2014.
5:00AM
December
30, 2013

One Ohio economist says there will be growth in some job sectors in the coming new year.

United Steelworkers Ad Criticizes Kasich For Letting Plant Close

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The ad features former plant employees criticizing the governor for not doing more to save some 1,000 jobs.
12:23PM
November
12, 2013

A new ad from the United Steelworkers’ “Save Ohio Jobs” campaign is taking aim at Gov. John Kasich.

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments Over JobsOhio

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7:31AM
November 6, 2013

JobsOhio comes before the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday, as a group of liberal and conservative activists make their arguments against lawyers for the job creation program and Gov. John Kasich.

Vets Coalition Pushes State Lawmakers For Clear Energy Jobs

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7:57AM
October
31, 2013

A coalition of veterans groups is pushing Ohio lawmakers to tougher clean energy standards to help create jobs for returning veterans.

Many State Grant Recipients Failed To Deliver Promised Jobs

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About half the companies receiving grants failed to create the jobs to which they committed, the Toledo Blade reports.
9:23AM
October 28, 2013

A newspaper investigation of Ohio’s public job-creation efforts has found companies receiving state money failed to bring thousands of promised positions.

Wilmington Adds Jobs, Still Searching For Thousands More

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DHl laid off about 9,500 workers when it left the Wilmington Air Park in 2008.
7:24AM
August
7, 2013

The southwestern Ohio community of Wilmington is a little closer to recovering the thousands of jobs lost with the departure of shipping giant DHL in 2008.

Job Growth Slows Sharply, But Unemployment Rate Dips

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Li-Wen Hung (left) and Whitney Chen were waiting to meet potential employers at a Manhattan job fair earlier this year
11:31AM
April
5, 2013

Just 88,000 jobs were added to private and public payrolls in March. The jobless rate still edged down to 7.6 percent — but only because nearly half a million fewer people were in the labor force.