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.

Groundbreaking Celebration in Chillicothe, Ohio

Ninety percent of the Kenworth Class-8 global truck volume is built in Chillicothe, Ohio!

On April 24, 2019, the community celebrated the groundbreaking for a new paint facility that will improve efficiency and preserve the quality of The World’s Best Truck.  The project represents $140 million in capital investment and will bring 100 new, great paying jobs to Ross County upon its completion in 2021.  The Kenworth Chillicothe plant, which opened in 1974, currently employs more than 2300 people.  In addition to the new paint facility, a $30 million robotic cab assembly system will be installed this summer.

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