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On-Demand Webinar: Veterans in Your Workforce Pipeline

May 22, 2020

During this webinar, you will hear from the team at the Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS) Workforce Program, which provides outreach services to help employers more readily recruit and retain veterans as employees.

The presentation includes information on using the GI Bill to support your veteran-employees’ training and earn-and-learn opportunities, as well as how manufacturing employers can partner with ODVS to hire and train veterans.

Click here to access the content; this webinar was recorded this week. 5/20/2020

Stackable Credentials: How is Ohio Faring?

May 22, 2020

Stackable credential programs—that is, programs that facilitate students’ ability to earn multiple post-secondary certificates or degrees—have been a priority for Ohio, which has a long history of legislation, state and regional initiatives, and institution-led efforts to build more-effective pathways to address the needs of employers and students.

To assess progress and inform ongoing efforts to scale stackable credentials, the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the RAND Corporation established a research partnership.

Among their findings: Between the 2004–2005 and 2012–2013 academic years, the number of certificate-earners doubled in health care and manufacturing and engineering technology fields. Read more. 5/21/2020

May 20 Webinar: Hiring Veterans

May 15, 2020

On Wednesday, May 20, from 10-11 a.m. (ET), the OMA will host a webinar entitled “The Value of Veterans in Your Talent Pipeline.” This one-hour event will feature our partners from the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. For details, click here. 5/14/2020

U.S. Labor Department Launches Application Portal for Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Standards

May 15, 2020

This week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the launch of its Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) Standards Recognition Entities (SREs) online application, just as the IRAP rule went into effect. IRAPs are defined as “high-quality apprenticeship programs recognized by third-party entities,” under standards established by DOL’s final rule. 5/13/2020

Nearly 1.2 Initial Jobless Claims Filed Since Mid-March

May 15, 2020

The downward trend in new unemployment claims continued last week, with 51,125 Ohioans filing initial requests for benefits, according to the Department of Job and Family Services. The number of initial claims filed over the last eight weeks sits at 1.17 million, as more than $2.4 billion in payments has been sent to approximately 587,000 residents over the period. 5/14/2020

Making America Festival Cancelled; Creators Wanted Tour Delayed

May 8, 2020

The National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute have announced changes to the Creators Wanted workforce campaign and its 2020 schedule. Due to the pandemic, the Making America Festival, which was set to be held in Cincinnati in September, has been cancelled. Also, the Creators Wanted tour will not begin until October 2020 or later, as planners are expanding the campaign’s digital efforts. Further announcements regarding the tour are expected on or before July 1, 2020. 5/5/2020

McKinsey: More Than 2M Ohio Jobs ‘Vulnerable’

May 8, 2020

McKinsey & Company estimates that more than two million Ohio jobs are vulnerable (a term encompassing permanent layoffs, temporary furloughs, and reductions in hours and pay) during the COVID-19 crisis. Roughly 311,000 of those jobs are in manufacturing, according to the firm’s analysis. 4/5/2020

In Just Seven Weeks, Ohio Has Spent $1.9B on Unemployment Benefits

May 8, 2020

More than 61,000 Ohioans filed initial claims for unemployment compensation last week, according to the Department of Job and Family Services. Over the past seven weeks, 1,118,569 Ohioans have filed first-time claims, and more than $1.9 billion have been withdrawn from Ohio’s employer-funded unemployment insurance fund. 5/7/2020

Webinar: Veterans as a Hiring Focus

May 8, 2020

On Wednesday, May 20, from 10-11 a.m. (ET), the OMA will host a webinar entitled “The Value of Veterans in Your Talent Pipeline.” This one-hour event will feature our partners from the Ohio Department of Veterans Services as they spotlight the agency’s veterans’ workforce program. For details, click here. 5/7/2020

On-Demand Webinar: Learn About the FAME Earn-and-Learn Model

May 1, 2020

In this recorded OMA webinar (held April 29), you can learn about how Raise the Bar Hancock County has adapted features of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) model — a nationally recognized work-and-learn training program that helps fill critical manufacturing positions among Findlay-area manufacturers. The webinar features Ohio and national workforce experts. 4/30/2020