Stories tagged with: jobs

July 20, 2010 - 12:27pm
5 years 19 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services today released the latest unemployment numbers and rates are up for June. In our area the highest jobless rate belongs to Noble County at 14.4 percent…then it’s Morgan at 14.1, Muskingum at 13.1 and Coshocton County at 12.8 percent. Perry Count’s jobless rate is 12.6 percent, then Guernsey at 11.9 and Licking County registers at 9.8 percent. Ohio’s jobless rate is 10.5 percent and that is down slightly from 10.7 percent...

June 22, 2010 - 5:09pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

More people in Southeastern Ohio have jobs. That's the latest news from the state.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released the figures for May, and the jobless rates have fallen close to one percent. Muskingum County Opportunity Center tells us why.

"We kind of look at it as a seasonal thing right now. We do have construction picking up, we do have a lot of landscaping companies in the area that have picked up people," says Julie Metzger, job...

May 25, 2010 - 6:18pm
5 years 27 weeks ago

A Guernsey County business is receiving an almost 140 thousand dollar tax credit. The Ohio Department of Development says it's over a six-year term and was granted because of project the company is conducting.

Island Aesepctics in Byesville is using more than 10 million dollars to expand its facility by 100 thousand square feet. The project is also bringing in about 100 jobs and retaining 62 positions.

The company is known for its manufacturing of juices and frozen drinks.

May 3, 2010 - 5:01pm
5 years 30 weeks ago

Many Ohio students will be graduating from college in the coming weeks. Then comes the task of finding that first job.

While the job market is picking up a little bit, it still may be difficult to land that first position quickly.

The Muskingum County Opportunity Center says students should utilize placement assistance that most colleges offer and attend job fairs, such as the Zane State Job Fair that will take place May 20th from one to four p.m.

Utilizing your contacts is...

April 24, 2010 - 2:35pm
5 years 31 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 - 11:53am
5 years 33 weeks 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 - 3:18pm
5 years 36 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 - 5:34pm
5 years 39 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 - 4:53pm
5 years 45 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 - 3:17pm
5 years 48 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...

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