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Unemployment is the lowest it's been in more than a decade, yet approximately 65 million Americans are in low-paid service jobs.

Kentucky has 134,000 open jobs and that number is expected to increase. The state’s Labor Cabinet and Education and Workforce Development Cabinet have been turning to apprenticeships to bridge the gap between skilled jobs and workers.

Education and Workforce Development Secretary Derrick Ramsey said in order to fill those jobs; all hands have to be on deck. He said that means apprenticeship programs for students, encouraging people leaving the military to stay in Kentucky, and giving the incarcerated population a second chance.

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Although the Bluegrass State is outperforming some of its neighbors, Kentucky trails the nation in the growth rate of jobs, population and wages.

The only high school in my hometown — Campbell, Ohio — was built on a hilltop just east of Youngstown.

Behind our football field, the earth sloped away, down to the Mahoning River valley where the Youngstown Sheet & Tube steel mills stretched out for miles.

Our school, our small town, the gritty air we breathed — they were inseparable from those blast furnaces.

For three generations of Campbell guys, seeking work at the mill was almost automatic. And smart: You were guaranteed great pay and union benefits.

Ohio’s jobless rate was up a little bit last month. But there’s some good news in the report too.

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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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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