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 OhioMeansJobs.com 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, “OhioMeansJobs.com 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?