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Ohioans who want to learn new job skills will soon have the chance to do that through the state’s public libraries.

May’s 20,000 new private sector jobs in Ohio mean the state is outpacing the nation in job growth rate so far this year, though the state had no measurable job growth in all of last year. But Gov. John Kasich warns that this trend will be short-lived if leaders take their eye off the ball. 

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A new report shows only two of the 10 most common jobs in Ohio pay enough for a worker to rent a two-bedroom apartment.

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Note: This show originally aired on May 1, 2018

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation works to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region and ignites a shared desire to improve it.

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May 7 through May 11 has been designated In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio, a celebration of jobs, industries and skills that are most in-demand in the state. Career opportunities continue to increase in healthcare, transportation, engineering, information technology and several other industries. And many of the jobs available don't require a four-year college degree.

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As college students stress about landing their first job, the question of how their grade point average will impact their chances looms large. It may seem like the equation should be simple: the better the grade point average, the bigger the edge.

But new research from The Ohio State University suggests that, in reality, the impact of one's GPA depends on gender.

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Vora Technology Park in Hamilton has landed a big tenant. Barclaycard US says VTP will be home to its new customer contact center.

Each year hundreds of thousands of inmates are released from American prisons. It is often extremely difficult for these individuals to re-integrate into society, and one of the main obstacles they face is finding gainful employment.

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Finding a job is especially difficult if you don't have transportation, childcare, or the means to go back to school. A Cincinnati anti-poverty organization is offering a helping hand to those who want to help themselves.

Cincinnati Works pre-screens its members by doing a background check, drug screen, and requires job readiness workshops. It held its first spring job fair Tuesday at City Link in the West End.

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REDI Cincinnati's annual report is out, and the economic development agency says it helped create and retain 8,428 jobs in Ohio in 2014.

Regional Economic Development Initiative president and CEO Johnna Reeder says the agency helped "land 222 projects in 2014. That is almost 15,000 new jobs in the region and $2.8 billion in capital investment."

  With the 2008 recession and slowly-recovering economy, thousands of workers lost their jobs. While it is a blow to suddenly find yourself unemployed and forced back into the labor market, it is especially difficult for older workers. Senior Services of Northern Kentucky has developed a program to help skilled professionals 50 and older who have lost their jobs transition back into the workforce.

Ohio's jobless rate goes up

Aug 15, 2014

For the first time in nine months, Ohio’s unemployment rate went up last month.   The news has the political spin machines working on high speed.

Ohio’s jobless rate was 5.7 in July, up from 5.5 in June. Ben Johnson with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says that’s not reason to think that means the state’s economy is failing:

“We don’t think that the overall trend has changed. We believe that the economy is slowly improving and will continue to slowly improve.

Kings Island Job Fair Saturday

Feb 28, 2014
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Kings Island will need more than 4,000 employees for the 2014 summer season.  On Saturday, March 1 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm the park will host a job fair to begin filling these positions at the Mason amusement park.

  Women currently hold just 10 percent of manufacturing jobs in our region, but a recently launched program at Gateway Community and Technical College is designed to prepare women for stable, high-paying manufacturing careers.

Several groups are joining forces for a large job fair Thursday in Sharonville with more than 70 employers offering what sponsors calls “ready to hire jobs.”

The Southwest Ohio Regional Job Fair is happening at the Scarlet Oak Campus of Great Oaks at 3254 East Kemper Road between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Workforce One of Butler, Warren and Clermont Counties, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the SuperJobs Center are working with Great Oaks Career Campuses to sponsor the event.

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There was a time when someone with a tattoo was seen as a biker, criminal or a member of the military. But tattoos have become mainstream, with one survey estimating that 23% of Americans have a tattoo. And that percentage increases for those under the age of 30.

Help on getting that next job

Jun 14, 2013

Finding a job is more difficult now than ever before. The rules for job hunting keep changing and the competition is more intense. Career expert Andrea Kay has a new book out to help with the process. This Is How to Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want provides practical advice on how to land that job, and she’s with Mark Perzel to talk about this book.

Festo, a German-based manufacturing company, is moving its production, assembly and distribution facility from Long Island, New York to Mason. The new 175,000 sq. ft. building will open in 2015 along the growing  I-71 technology corridor on a 45-acre site. Earlier this year  WVXU reported Mason has created  nearly $110 million in new investment and created 1,400 new jobs since 2011.

 Mason was chosen because of location

While the employment outlook for new college graduates is more encouraging than it has been the last two years, a survey released last month by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed the job market still remains flat for recent grads.

Career Expert Andrea Kay

Apr 19, 2013

Finding a job is more difficult now than ever before. The rules for job hunting keep changing and the competition is more intense. Career expert Andrea Kay has a new book out to help with the process.

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Air cargo carrier Southern Air is moving its global headquarters to Florence, Kentucky. The $3.5 million investment will create 150 jobs.

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson says companies aren't picking the state solely based on tax incentives.

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Northern Kentucky is posting strong jobs numbers for 2012. The Tri-County Economic Development Corporation reports 24 companies announced new locations or expansion projects last year, creating nearly 3,774 jobs.

Boone County Judge Executive and Tri-Ed Chairman Gary Moore says that's pretty good given the economic situation.

"This is the fourth highest as far as job creation... in our 25 year history," he says. "It's the seventh highest in capital investment. All of these are great signs that Northern Kentucky is positioned well for future growth and recovery."

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Northern Kentucky is touting its ability to attract new companies and create jobs.  The latest jobs announcement involves a food breading company.

Governor Steve Beshear has been spending a lot of time in Northern Kentucky talking about job creation.

"It seems we were just here a couple of months ago making one such announcement."

The Yard House, a national chain of 43 restaurants, is looking to fill more than 200 positions for its March 24 opening at The Banks, between Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium.

The restaurant, known for its menu of "American fusion fare," is looking for servers, bartenders, hosts, expediters, line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers.

September Employment Figures

Oct 5, 2012

On the Money with Chris DeSimio welcomes Peter Sorrentino from Huntington Investment Advisors with his thoughts on last month’s employment figures and more investment news.