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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.


Mark your calendars for two important dates in April: an April 21st legislative briefing on Unemployment Insurance issues and the April 22nd meeting of the Ohio Workforce Coalition.

On April 21st from 3:30-5:30pm Policy Matters Ohio and the Ohio Workforce Coalition are partnering to bring you a legislative briefing on Unemployment Compensation in Ohio–modernization and solvency.

Modernization: Unemployment Insurance Modernization (UIMA) provides financial incentives for states ($7 billion) to close gaps that deny benefits to large numbers of hard-working families. Ohio has left two-thirds of available funds on the table by failing to implement eligibility reforms that would:

1.Provide benefits to part-time workers;
2.Provide extended benefits to individuals in training;
3.Provide benefits to individuals who leave work for compelling family reasons (domestic violence, transfer of a spouse); and
4.Provide a minimum $15/week dependent allowance.
Solvency: The Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund is broke.
The briefing will provide more information about how this happened and how we can fix it.

The briefing will be followed by an opportunity for you to network with your state legislators and/or their staff.

On April 22nd we will reconvene for the Spring meeting of the Ohio Workforce Coalition. At this meeting we will present the Coalition’s 2010-2011 Public Policy Platform, organize our advocacy efforts, and get updates from state leaders at ODOD, ODJFS, and BOR. Briefing attendees from outside central Ohio will receive discounted rates for the Coalition meeting to help defray the cost of staying overnight.

More details to follow.

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