John Kasich campaigned on a promise to keep young people in Ohio and he’s continued making this promise since being elected. According to Kasich, “young people are leaving the state for better opportunities” and he’s going to do everything in his power to get those kids jobs in Ohio.

This afternoon Kasich made a big announcement about his new website. The site is a partnership with the notoriously anti-union NFIB and Kasich would like you to believe it’s all part of his big plan to help find more Ohioans jobs.

In part, that is true.

According to the website, “ IS a window for employers to look for Ohio-based talent.” Unfortunately, there’s no requirement that the jobs on the site be in Ohio, so the “Ohio-based talent” is free to hunt around on the state-sponsored website for jobs in other states.

For example, I found multiple jobs in Florida matching John Kasich’s skill set:

So let me get this straight: if you’re a big company like Bob Evans John Kasich will give you millions of dollars to keep you in the state. But if you’re an out-of-work Ohioan, John Kasich is going to give you a website to help you leave?

  • Xx

    It is also a waste of money being built on Oracle Application Server technology. Pricey!

  • Anonymous

    So our tax dollars are being spent to link to Well done governor…well done!

  • Anonymous

    Brilliant. I would have never thought to look at for a job. Thanks, Governor!

  • Anonymous

    Brilliant. I would have never thought to look at for a job. Thanks, Governor!

  • led

    OhioMeansJobs is not a new site. It is a job site metasearch engine and is powered by I think it has always given the option to search out of state. The NFIB partnership is new and I don’t know what that means. I have noticed recently that a lot of common search terms like “education” turn up positions like “carpet cleaner.”

  • I went to school for CNC machinist and all that is out there is $10 an hour part time jobs! Hell, I could go to work at Walmart and make that kind of money!

  • Tim M

    led: Exactly. This site was lauched by Strickland. It has been around for a few years. I was wondering how long it would take Kasich to bring it up and I’m not surprised he’s trying to make sound like something he/his administration created.

  • Florida. #thingsjohnkasichfindscool

  • Xx

    don’t you mean right to work for low pay state?

  • Anon

    Right to not get paid
    Right to be abused
    Right to be fired
    Right to be overworked
    Right to be underpaid
    Right to be blamed
    Right to be a scapegoat

    K-suck and the other evil radical Rethugs want to bring same here. Sorry you are back it sucked before and it is going to suck worse if we don’t overturn SB5 as a start. It will make the Rethugs way more ineffective and K-suck a sucky choice for VP since he is a wanna be.

  • GreenIris

    what part of the state are you in?
    I’m seeing job postings start to open up for skilled trades.

  • leeseh

    I seem to find that in NW Ohio also. Not many, but there are openings now.

  • led

    Not surprisingly, it has sucked since Kasich took office. I don’t know what his people have done to it, but you can’t find anything on there any more.

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    Didnt you mean hire him as Goofey ! He already speaks like that. I sure hope someone approaches you from one of the teachers unions — to give your facts on teaching in Florida. Make a nice page ad or a billboard.

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