For Immediate Release
May 7, 2018
Connecting Ohioans to Jobs
Job Fairs across Ohio May 7-11
Ohioans interested in learning more about the jobs, skills, and industries that are in high demand among Ohio employers should mark their calendars for In-Demand Jobs Week May 7-11. Ohio has more than 17,000 in-demand jobs in fields such as engineering, graphic design, accounting, physical therapy, and more, and more than half pay more than $50,000 a year.
“The best way to inspire Ohioans about careers is through experience, and that is what In-Demand Jobs Week is all about,” said Ryan Burgess, Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. “We’re excited that so many business and education leaders have partnered and opened their doors to Ohioans seeking opportunity.”
“In-Demand Jobs week is devoted to future possibilities for Ohio’s students,” said Paolo DeMaria, superintendent of public instruction. “Through the events planned this week, students can see how their interests and passions can lead to a career. With an extensive list of in-demand occupations in our state, there’s a potential match for every student’s interests.”
Across the state, Ohio business, education, and community leaders have partnered to plan more than 120 events during the week of May 7-11, 2018. In-Demand Jobs Week is a statewide, locally led initiative to connect Ohioans with job openings in their area. Events range from job fairs and business tours to hands-on learning experiences for students, with the goal of helping Ohioans prepare for local career opportunities.
“Too many good-paying jobs in Ohio are going unfilled, and too many Ohioans do not have good-paying jobs,” said Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey. “In-Demand Jobs Week helps Ohioans learn about opportunities and pathways to careers that lead to economic success for both job seekers and employers.”
“Ohio has more than 17,000 in-demand job titles, and Ohio’s students and job seekers deserve to learn about them!” said Cynthia Dungey, Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. “This will be an excellent opportunity for students and all Ohioans to learn more about all the rewarding in-demand careers right in their own back yard.”
To view a map of events in your area, visit omj.ohio.gov/indemandjobsweek.