Stories tagged with: jobs

April 24, 2010 - 3:35pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The Fairfield County Child Protective Service's Office is restoring 10 positions after laying off 55 employees last year. The hiring is made possible because funding from a 10 year, one mil levy that was passed back in 2008 is finally available.

Director Rich Bowlen says his office plans to offer the positions to those who were first laid off. If there are still positions available, he then says the offer will extend to the community.

The demand for child protective services has...

April 8, 2010 - 12:53pm
4 years 1 week ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is kicking off its construction season with a bang. It will be awarding two billion dollars in construction projects across the state that will reach every county. ODOT District Five employees, which covers five local counties, made the exciting announcement this morning at its headquarters in Jacksontown.

"This is truly a celebration for the state of Ohio because this is the largest transportation construction season in state history, "...

March 17, 2010 - 4:18pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide employment opportunities for about 70 Ohioans.

The Ohio Division of Forestry will form 14 crews of five people. They will receive training and will work at nine state forests, including Blue Rock State Forest here in Muskingum County and Hocking State Forest in Hocking County.

Crews will work 25 weeks, focusing their efforts on plants, timber, and trail maintenance.

If you're interested in applying, the...

February 25, 2010 - 6:34pm
4 years 7 weeks ago


A state dignitary made a stop in Zanesville Thursday to discuss the importance of small businesses.

Governor Ted Strickland toured the Muskingum County Business Incubator and met with staff and successful entrepreneurs that were nurtured by the incubator. He also addressed the group of area officials about how incubators affect job creation.

"We also need programs like this that will provide support for those who may want to create a job, or three jobs, or five...

January 19, 2010 - 5:53pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

The tough economy is causing many to lose their jobs, but allowing for the U.S. Census Bureau to have a highly skilled and educated work force.

Julie Metzger of the Muskingum County Opportunity Center said that holds true for Southeastern Ohio.

"She was very pleased with the quality of the people that were coming in and testing," said Metzger. "They do have a testing process that they go through. The actual test only takes about 30 minutes, but there is additional...

December 23, 2009 - 4:17pm
4 years 15 weeks ago

With 2010 just around the corner, that means it's almost time for the next national census.

And with the 2010 census many jobs will be opening up in Southeastern Ohio.

"We're going to be hiring more than 1,000 people in a 13 county area," said Local Census Office Manager Donald Jordan. "A lot of them will be in muskingum county, where you're located and the surrounding counties. We have lots of different jobs and we're
Starting that hiring process next...

October 21, 2009 - 11:13am
4 years 25 weeks ago

If you are a job seeker, now might be the perfect chance to find a new job.

Bob Mercer of the Muskingum County Opportunities Center says with the holiday season fast approaching, many businesses and temp agencies are hiring to keep up with the seasonal demand.

"We've been blessed with Avon and Time Warner," said Mercer. "They've continued to hire, but also as we move into the fall, moving into the holiday season, there will be some folks that go to work in retail...

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