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Much of the country is facing a long, painful recovery from the coronavirus recession. But some communities are getting a head start.

Owensboro, Ky., has already recovered most of the jobs it lost this spring, even as the rest of the country is experiencing a painfully slow improvement in employment.

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Video job interviews are becoming the norm, especially during COVID-19. But there is some question as to how fairly you are evaluated in this medium.

Assembly line workers at the Honda manufacturing plant in Marysville have some new colleagues: office workers. COVID-related staffing shortages at the plant have caused the company to require some of its white-collar employees to work on the line. 

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As businesses around the world begin to bring back employees, there are now new challenges beyond mask wearing and securing hand sanitizer. Companies are having to implement varying work schedules because of the need for employees to be home to supervise their kids during remote learning.

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As states reopen more of the economy, one thing hasn't changed for a portion of the population: working remotely.

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Companies around the globe are deciding if they need new business models in the post-COVID-19 era. Some say it goes beyond automation and artificial intelligence.

As Ohio opens for business again, many workers have qualms about returning to their jobs. Some Democrats are proposing a bill they say will protect those workers.

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With the unemployment rate sky high because of COVID-19, some could soon be considering a career with the FBI. The agency typically has 700-900 openings a year and it's now recruiting.

The state has paid out more than $1.7 billion to over a half a million jobless Ohioans in the last seven weeks. And while 85 percent of claims have either been paid or denied, there are still reports of people having trouble filing claims via the web or over the phone.

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Unemployment numbers released Thursday were staggering. "A record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country," NPR reported.

Ohio's Stay At Home order is now in effect and many non-essential businesses are closed. However, there are still a number of businesses that remain open which could be raising concerns for workers. State officials say there are measures in place to empower employees.

Ohioans are one step closer to voting on a proposed constitutional amendment that would raise the state’s minimum wage. The petition to start the process of taking that issue to voters has been given the green light by Ohio’s Attorney General.

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Bathroom breaks timed to the second. Exceedingly high staff turnover. Vending machines full of ibuprofen painkillers in the workplace. According to author Emily Guendelsberger, features like these aren’t necessarily the exception for low-wage workers. They are the norm.

The numbers of low-income Ohioans turning to food pantries for help are climbing. And with signs of trouble for the economy on the horizon, advocates at Ohio's 12 regional foodbanks and the hundreds of food pantries and soup kitchens that they serve are worried.

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A study released Wednesday suggests the Greater Cincinnati area will add more than 67,000 jobs in the coming decade. But many of those positions will be in low-wage areas such as food preparation/serving or transportation/material moving.

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Cincinnati Works is taking over operations of Beacon of Hope, the nonprofit founded by Nehemiah Manufacturing CEO Dan Meyer. 

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A 2017 survey from staffing firm OfficeTeam found the average office employee spends 56 minutes per day using their cell phone during work hours for non-work activity, adding up to just under five hours a week of lost productivity, per employee.

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How would you feel about a robot interviewing you for a job? Swedish company Tengai is working on an English version of its robot which it claims will ask you questions without biases. Other companies, like HireVue and Humantic, formerly DeepSense, dig for personality traits based on digital interviews and social media accounts.

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The majority of individuals with serious mental illness express the desire to work, yet their employment rates are estimated to be 22%, with little more than half of that percentage working full-time.

Ohio’s official unemployment rate fell to an 18-year low in May 2019, according to the latest jobs data released by labor officials Friday.

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