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...
The jobless numbers seem encouraging here in Muskingum County. Unemployment rates are down from March to April, but so is funding for a summer youth program through the Muskingum Opportunity Center .
Executive Director, Bob Mercer said it's designed to give hish-risk kids the motivation to graduate and prepare them for future careers. The program typically hires 200 kids, but due to less funding, only about 90 kids will be given the opportunity this year.
Community members had an opportunity to network with potential future employers Thursday afternoon.
The 28th annual Zane State job fair was held at the Zanesville Campus Center. The fair was open to students, graduates, and community members. Employers from all over Ohio were there to show community members what they have to offer.
"You always hear about Ohio's "Brain Drain", so I think that Zane State College provides the education, and again the employment...
The latest unemployment figures have been released for our area.
Morgan county leads our region with the highest jobless rate for August at 15.7 %, Noble County's unemployment figure dropped a percentage point from July to15 %.
Perry County's jobless rate checks in at 13.8 %, next is Coshocton County at 13.7 %, Muskingum County's jobless rate for the month of August dropped slightly to 12.3 %, Guernsey County has a jobless rate of 11.8...