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The stigma of manufacturing jobs was blamed Thursday for a shortage of factory workers in the region. “The heart of the whole problem is the stigma,” state Rep. Bill Reineke, R-Tiffin, said during a discussion by 40 manufacturing and government leaders and education administrators.
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POSTED ON MAY 4, 2017 BY TROY DAILY NEWS Continuous learning culture is key to Ohio’s success COLUMNS Ryan D. Burgess - Guest Columnist You and I may not be ready, but by the year 2021, it’s predicted we will be sharing the roads with a variety of driverless vehicles. Soon, drones will deliver packages to our doorsteps. These and other innovations, including artificial intelligence and robotics, will continue to have a profound and pos...
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As the director of the governor’s office of workforce transformation, Ryan Burgess had some wise words Saturday for the 2017 Spring Semester graduating class of Rhodes State College.
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State Officials Join Regional Leaders in Promoting Economic, Workforce Development SANDUSKY -- State officials put a regional spin on economic and workforce development Tuesday in a series of roundtable discussions in advance of Gov. John Kasich's seventh "State of the State" address -- this one at the Sandusky State Theatre. Administration officials including Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison, Ohio Department of Commerce (DOC) Director Jacqueline ...
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The model the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers’ Coalition created will be used throughout the state to help end the manufacturing workforce shortage. On Friday, Ohio Manufacturers’ Association President Eric Burkland told members of the MVMC how unique the organization is.
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Sen. Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) and Sen. Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) told the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee Wednesday that their legislation (SB 3*) aims to "create a pre-K to workforce system to help Ohioans prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow."
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Sen. Bill Beagle (R-Tipp City) explained that SB3, jointly sponsored by Sen. Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) includes some of those recommendations, which were presented to and endorsed by Kasich in December. (See The Hannah Report, 12/13/16.) He said the proposal would work in tandem with other workforce and education provisions of the executive budget.
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A web tool recently unveiled by Ohio government is meant to give employers weighing their next move the information they need about available workers. Called the Workforce Supply Tool, the site gives employers — or any web users — information on the strength of certain key occupations in different parts of the state.
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State officials on Thursday launched a new online workforce supply data tool they hope will help employers better connect with skilled applicants across Ohio.
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While many college graduates are having difficulty finding jobs in their fields and paying off college loans, these Columbus City Schools juniors and seniors are working on real construction jobs, and some are getting paid about $500 a week for it, as part of a pilot program that is in its second year.
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