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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.

Back to Work: The Case for Public Job Creation in Ohio

As joblessness lingers in the wake of the Great Recession, it is time for a strategy that creates jobs for the unemployed and rebuilds Ohios and Americas economy from the bottom up. The economic policies aimed at employment for the past 30 years have typically positioned job creation as a secondary or tertiary benefit that trickles down from a primary mission of boosting wealth. That has not worked here. Close to one in five Ohio workers is unemployed, underemployed, or too discouraged to look for work. We need a job-led recovery strategy in Ohio.  Read more online.

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