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Columbus Recycle Program Hires Ex-Cons

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RecycleForce Columbus recently acquired a 26 foot long truck to haul recycled materials.
5:00AM
June
23, 2014

There is one a fledgling operation in Columbus that helps ex-offenders find work that often changes their lives and helps them stay out of prison.

Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Dips Again

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Ohio's rate remains below the national rate, which fell to 6.3 percent in April from 6.7 percent in March.
9:04AM
May 16, 2014

The state says Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped in March to the lowest level in more than six years.

U.S. Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

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The federal jobs report released Friday morning says the U.S. gained 288,000 jobs in February.
9:00AM
May 2, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in April. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percent.

$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.