Stories tagged with: jobs

June 28, 2013 - 3:19pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

445 Woodlawn Ave. in the Putnam Historic District is the new home of the Muskingum County Opportunity Center, now named, Ohio Means Jobs: Muskingum County. The new location is conveniently located in the same building as Jobs and Family Services, making it a one-stop shop for all of your needs.

"Our facility is newly remodeled so it's nice and convenient for what we need for job seekers and employers. So we have a resource room that is still comparable to what we had on main...

March 21, 2013 - 4:27pm
2 years 36 weeks ago

The Wilds held a job fair at Zane State College Thursday afternoon for the 100 seasonal positions they are looking to hire for. About sixty people dropped off applications and were interviewed, but they still have a lot of spots to fill.

"We are looking for people that are excellent in customer service. We are hiring from grounds maintenance to parking, to shuttle drivers, interpretive guides, food service, admissions, those sorts of positions," said Betsy Root, HR...

January 5, 2012 - 5:03pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

The unstable economy is creating new trends in the workforce, and some of those changes can be seen in southeastern Ohio.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, men are claiming more than two-thirds of the private-sector jobs in a nation that nearly had a majority-female workforce.  Economists say more men are finding themselves in retail, an industry once dominated by women.  Muskingum County Opportunity Center Supervisor Bob Mercer said he sees a shift in the attitude...

December 16, 2011 - 1:12pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

The Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority has agreed to sell land to Halliburton and that would mean 300 jobs for our area. Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers in the energy industry – a fortune 500 company. The Port Authority Board voted to sell the company 174 acres of land in the East Pointe Business Park for their development. Port Executive Director Mike Jacoby says Halliburton has indicated the land will be used an operations hub to support customers in...

March 18, 2011 - 3:15pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

The unemployment rate in Ohio is continuing to decline and that means more jobs are becoming available for area residents.

Job Developer Julie Metzger with the Muskingum County Opportunity Center said this time of year always seems to be promising.

"A lot of times, when you get into March, April, May things start to pick up not only with seasonal positions, but we have also been working with local manufacturing companies," said Metzger.

She said they are...

March 3, 2011 - 5:21pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

The number of people requesting unemployment benefits has plunged to a nearly three year low. Experts believe companies will increase the pace of hiring this year.

That's proving to be true right here in Muskingum County. The Opportunity Center has recently collected nearly 750 applications for several positions available at Kelloggs.

"We serve two kinds of customers, job seekers and employers, so if an employer wants to use our facility for us to take applications, we're...

October 5, 2010 - 7:46pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

Members of the community seeking to gain insight on political candidates met with State Senator Bob Gibbs Tuesday night.

Gibbs is running against incumbent Zack Space in the battle for U.S. Representative for the 18th congressional district. Tuesday night, he highlighted key points for November's election including getting the unemployed back on their feet.

"It's about jobs and restoring that confidence because when you don't have people that are financially secure, you...

October 5, 2010 - 6:53pm
5 years 8 weeks ago

A $250 million advanced energy project is coming to Southeastern Ohio. Once completed, it's expected to be one of the largest solar farms in the country.

"The future has recognized Ohio," says Governor Ted Strickland.

It's been in the works for a little more than a year. Governor Strickland, 18th district US Congressman Zack Space, and others announced the creation of Turning Point Solar. It would be an almost 50 mega watt solar farm, which would be built on 500 acres...

September 29, 2010 - 4:41pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

Two companies from Licking and Knox Counties may soon see loans that will essentially boost business. The Development Financing Advisory Council is recommending about $10 million in loans for six statewide projects, and these funds are waiting for approval from the State Controlling Board.

Accel Incorporated in Licking County is expected to get an almost $2 million direct loan, which will be used for the purchase and installation of machinery and other equipment. The project also has...

August 5, 2010 - 7:59pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

Ohio's 18th district United States Representative was in Zanesville Thursday night at a political rally.

Congressman Zack Space met with local supporters while the House is currently in recess. He will be back in Washington next week in a special session to vote on a bill that Congressman Space says will save more than 300 teacher's jobs in the 18th district alone.

"It's an emphasis on education. It's a priority on education and within it lies the understanding that the...

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