Ohio’s official unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years after employers added naerly 18,000 jobs in November.
A big budget hole may be ahead for the state, thanks to Ohio’s aging population.
Job seekers over 50 may be hurting more in this tough economy as Ohio’s unemployment rate stands at 10 point five percent. And some experts say the jobless rate is worse than reported. Some organizations designed to help seniors find jobs are stepping up to provide needed help.
After 5 years, a life-long learning program for seniors at Columbus State Community College will end. The school says it wants to focus more on job services for those over 50. Some seniors are not happy about the decision.
Graduation is approaching for many college seniors and these students are learning the challenges of joining the job market. Many students in this situation may be familiar with career fairs. It’s when big company recruiters talk with graduating seniors. But Otterbein College hosted a different kind of career fair Thursday. The big business executives were replaced by leaders of not-for-profit organizations.