In Demand Jobs Week

Mar 26, 2019 | News, Newsletter

 

 

Economic and workforce professionals are encouraged to utilize the second annual “In Demand Jobs Week” to help fill the “skills gap” between job seekers and employment opportunities.

Taking place May 6 thru 10, the campaign is designed to encourage employers, educators, communities and especially job seekers to conduct initiatives that spread the word about in demand occupations.

For Employers and Workforce Professionals

In-Demand Jobs Week is an opportunity to open your doors to students and job seekers to increase interest in local jobs and build a talent pipeline.

For Students and Job Seekers

In-Demand Jobs Week is an opportunity to learn more about the rewarding and high-demand careers available locally through events and activities in your area.

For Educators

In-Demand Jobs Week is an opportunity to inspire students by exposing them to in-demand careers and pathways in the classroom and beyond.

For Communities

In-Demand Jobs Week is an opportunity for like-minded stakeholders to partner, plan events, and increase awareness about jobs available in the community.

Additional information — including social media graphics, examples of local initiatives, and resources to help connect with potential partners — can be found at omj.ohio.gov/indemandjobsweek.

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A new program  — the Ohio Maritime Assistance Program program — is providing funding to ports along the Ohio River and Lake Erie or businesses within ports.

The Program began accepting applications from ports in late January and will continue through March 27. The program is making available $11 million through June 30 and an additional $12 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2021.

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Large TIFs may be eligible for one-time extension opportunity

During fall 2019, the General Assembly changed Ohio law governing tax increment financing (“TIF”) exemptions in a big way.  For certain TIF projects, local communities can extend the exemptions – and therefore continue to redirect property tax millage to necessary public infrastructure improvements – up to 30 additional years. 

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