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Minority Democrats in the Ohio Senate say they’ll be focusing on jobs, the economy and education in bills they will present in the new general assembly. 

The Ups And Downs Of Ohio’s Minimum Wage Law

Jan 24, 2019

On Jan. 1, Ohio’s minimum wage rose automatically from $8.30 per hour to $8.55 per hour for workers who aren't tipped. (For tipped workers, the base wage increased from $4.15 to $4.30 per hour.) 

The number of Ohioans who lost their jobs in "mass layoffs" was higher in 2018 than the year before. 

Generally speaking, when a company with more than 100 employees decides to lay off 50 or more people, a federal law known as the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) considers that a "mass layoff." But before that can happen, an employer must provide employees with at least 60 days written notice.

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With 56.5 percent of moves in Ohio being outbound, the state has landed at No. 6 on a National Movers Study of Most Moved From States in 2018, up a spot from 2017. 

American Graduate: Getting To Work In IT

Dec 19, 2018
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology (IT) occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, adding about 557,000 new jobs to the economy. This increased demand poses a staffing challenge to businesses while providing an opportunity for those looking for an entry into a career with a higher-than-average starting salary and greater potential for increased future earnings.

GM’s plant in Lordstown, which is slated to cease production next year, could have a future with one of the automaker’s competitors.

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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