From the daily archives: Friday, January 23, 2015

Figures on employment and employment for December 2014 were released Friday by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, and they show Ohio gained 5,100 jobs in December 2014 seasonally adjusted. Now that final job statistics are now in for 2014, Ohio’s seasonally adjusted increase in employment during the twelve months of 2014 is 61,50 jobs, George Zeller, an independent economic analyst told OhioNewsBureau today.

According to the Cleveland based statistics expert, The Bureau of Labor Standards had made three revisions to months prior to December: The USA November figure was revised up by 20,000, while the USA […]

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“Job creation, of course, has been and always continues to be our greatest moral purpose,” said John Kasich during his second inaugural speech on January 12, 2015.

That same day, Macy’s reported it would be laying off over 100 employees in Ohio.  And that was just the beginning.  So far this month, Ohio has received WARN notices from five large companies announcing they would be laying off a total of 989 employees in Ohio over the next few months.   U.S. Steel plans to layoff the most: 636 USW union workers at its Lorain tubular plant.

“We created the most innovative, economic development approach […]

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We’ll never know who’s paying for Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s six states in three days junket this week to push a crusade he and other Republicans are suddenly backing, and that is certainly no coincidence.

Still 109,000 jobs in the hole from where Ohio was before the Great Recession hit, Gov. Kasich has found time to trot to safe GOP venues, like one in North Dakota, where reports are that he’ll keynote a legislative reception for the American Legislative Exchange Council [ALEC]. ALEC is a breeding pen where corporations and legislators in sync with them on a wide […]

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