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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adecco Group, the world's leading provider of workforce solutions, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ohio Department of Education, becoming a partner with the state in on-the-job training efforts aimed at strengthening Ohio's labor market.The announcement follows The Adecco Group's October 2016 pledge to facilitate 10,000 work-based learning opportunities by 2020, with a...
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Residents will be able to apply for food assistance, cash assistance and Medicaid at any Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Public Library in a one-of-a-kind partnership with county government announced Tuesday. Literacy experts will also be on hand in every library to help people earn GEDs and gain jobs.
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Stigma blamed for shortage of factory workers

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Stigma blamed for shortage of factory workersPosted On Fri. May 26th, 2017By : Lou Wilin By LOU WILINSTAFF WRITERThe 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.The need for parents, teachers and counselors to steer more kids into manufactu...
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Rhodes graduates told learning is not over

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Director of Workforce Transformation Ryan Burgess was the keynote speaker at Saturday’s Rhodes State College commencement ceremony held at Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima.
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POSTED ON MAY 4, 2017 BY TROY DAILY NEWSRyan D. Burgess - Guest ColumnistYou 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 positive impact on Ohio. They also are affecting our current and future workforce, jobs, and the skills ne...
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State Officials Join Regional Leaders in Promoting Economic, Workforce DevelopmentSANDUSKY -- 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 J...
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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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