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Huntington Bank is planning to add more jobs in Akron. 

Gov. John Kasich says he’ll be talking to General Motors about its decision to shut down the assembly plant in Lordstown, potentially putting 1500 people out of work. But he’s sounding like all isn’t lost even if the plant closes.

On what would have been her 43rd wedding anniversary, Lisa Hobbs stood in the front yard of Camp Pius, the farm handed down through her husband's family for generations. She watched as the very same dump truck that killed her husband rolled down her country lane.

In December 2016, Pius "Gene" Hobbs was raking gravel with the Meade County public works crew when a dump truck backed over him. The driver then accelerated forward, hitting him a second time. Hobbs was crushed to death.

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General Motors says it plans to cease production of some models at three vehicle assembly plants in the U.S. and Canada in 2019. It also plans to cut production at two plants in the U.S. that make transmissions. The company said the moves are part of an effort to cut 15 percent of its workforce.

It's part of a major restructuring that will prioritize the company's electric and autonomous vehicle programs.

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Cincinnati's first hardware accelerator, First Batch, was launched in 2012. Its success in advising entrepreneurs and growing businesses inspired the creation of CoMADE, a unique manufacturing initiative designed to become an engine for new job growth and new opportunities in our region.

Gov. John Kasich says it’s not right for immigrants to be blamed for taking jobs away from Ohioans. 

A new report from a D.C.-based think tank offers insight into how Ohio's economy has weathered the post-recession years compared to other Midwest states. The Brookings Institution report released Wednesday, called The State of the Heartland Factbook 2018, looks at economic conditions in 19 mostly-Midwestern states since 2010.

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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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