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Want to be reimbursed for upskillling your manufacturing employees? The current application period for Ohio’s TechCred program ends Jan. 31.
This week, the OMA hosted a webinar in which John Sherwood, workforce project manager for the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, detailed TechCred’s benefits and operations, and how to apply online. Apply or learn more at the TechCred website. 1/9/2020
As we’ve previously reported, manufacturers will soon have another chance to apply for funds to upskill their employees under Ohio’s new TechCred program. The next application period opened Thursday, Jan. 2. To assist members who are interested in applying for TechCred funds, the OMA will host a Jan. 8 webinar in which experts will detail the program’s benefits, operations, and how to apply online. There’s no charge for OMA members. 1/2/2020
According to data released in late December, Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.2% in November, unchanged from October, as the state added 6,700 jobs over the month. Ohio’s manufacturers added 100 jobs. 1/1/2020
In November, Ohio’s unemployment once again varied significantly throughout the state’s 88 counties. According to the monthly map from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, 17 counties saw jobless rates of 3.3% or less, compared to the statewide average of 4.2%. 1/2/2020