All Things Business

Ohio, Richland County See Big Unemployment Rate Drops

26 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The resurgence of the economy as the pandemic eases has resulted in employment gains throughout Ohio, including here in north central Ohio.

In fact, Richland County had one of the biggest decreases in unemployment last month in the entire state.

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.7% in March, down from 5.0% in February. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 12,700 over the month, from a revised 5,302,200 in February to 5,314,900 in March 2021. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in March was 272,000, down from 288,000 in February. The number of unemployed has decreased by 15,000 in the past 12 months from 287,000. More…

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All Things Business

Ohio’s, Richland County’s Unemployment Numbers Improve Slightly

1 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse with information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

When unemployment numbers for Ohio counties were released this week, they reflected in a positive direction for Ohio in general and Richland County in particular.

Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0% in February, down from 5.3% in January.

289,000 workers were unemployed in Ohio in February, down from 360,000 the month before. That noted, the number of unemployed Ohioans has increased by 10,000 in the last 12 months, suggesting that levels have basically reached pre-pandemic levels. More…

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All About Richland

ODJFS Posts Own Jobs Without Benefits During Pandemic

19 Dec , 2020  

By Boniface Womber and Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

NOTE: This article is from Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism. Please join their free mailing list, as this helps provide more public service reporting.

Amid a raging pandemic, Ohio’s agency responsible for looking out for workers’ welfare has started posting full-time temporary jobs with no benefits for its own workforce. More…

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All About Richland

Additional Weeks Of Unemployment Benefits Available To Some Ohioans

7 Jul , 2020  

Up to 20 weeks of Extended Benefits (EB) will be available to eligible Ohioans who exhaust both the maximum 26 weeks of regular unemployment benefits and 13 weeks of Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced on Monday.

The additional weeks are possible because Ohio’s insured unemployment rate exceeded a minimum threshold. The insured unemployment rate is a measure of the number of people receiving unemployment benefits as a percentage of the labor force. More…

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All About Richland

Grants To Fund Child Care Includes Area Recipient

30 Jan , 2020  

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced on Wednesday the recipients of nine grants totaling more than $6.2 million to grow the number of publicly funded child care providers and improve the quality of existing providers.

One of those funded undertakes work in Richland County. More…

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All About Richland

POWER Ohio Helping Child Care Professionals

31 Dec , 2019  

More than 1,000 child care professionals across Ohio are taking advantage of a state program that provides scholarships to help them earn advanced credentials.

The Powering Optimal Wages and Encouraging Retention or POWER Ohio offers scholarships to qualifying staff working toward an associate’s degree or child development associate credential while remaining employed with their program.

“This is a phenomenal opportunity,” said Kimberly Hall, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), which administers the state’s publicly funded child care program. More…


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Ohio In-Demand Jobs List Updated, Interactive Feature Launched

18 Dec , 2019  

On Monday, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted today announced the launch of Ohio’s updated In-Demand Jobs List. The list was created through a collaboration between the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT) and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Lt. Governor Husted serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation.

Jobs in north central Ohio are certainly included. More…

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All About Richland

New Website Offers Resources For Ohio’s Kinship Caregivers

1 Sep , 2019  

As Kinship Care Month kicks off in September, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has announced a new resource for grandparents and other relatives caring for children.

Information about local resources for Richland County caregivers is included. More…