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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.

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NPR features series of labor market stories

Read or listen to each storie online at http://www.npr.org/series/131331670/the-skills-gap-holding-back-the-labor-market?ps=rs.

What’s in a word?

New paper/document from ODJFS is all about how to use words in your job search.  More at: http://bit.ly/9tW4Ct.

After Training, Still Scrambling for Employment

New York Times article discusses whether or not training is really impacting the ranks of the unemployed.  Read it at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/19/business/19training.html?_r=1&emc=eta1.

Job Fair in Columbus

The Columbus Urban League in partnership with the Kings Arts Complex and
The Salvation Army will host a City-Wide Job Fair on Wednesday, January
20th from 12:00Noon to 3:00 PM at the King Arts Complex.

Green jobs for job seekers!

From Kathy Keller of AARP

FREE AARP Webinar: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 2-3 p.m. EDT

“Green jobs” are in the news. With the increased focus on clean energy, “green” employment opportunities will grow significantly, experts say.

But if you’re a job-seeker, it can be hard to find practical information about green jobs. What are these jobs, exactly? How do you find out about them? Who are the “green” employers in your area?

This webinar, featuring Jim Cassio, green jobs career consultant and author, will cover:

— What a green job is
— Which industries and jobs have the most growth potential
— Where to find online resources on green jobs and careers
— What education and training opportunities are available

After the webinar, you will receive a free electronic copy of Jim’s “Green Careers Resource Guide.”

Register now at http://www.aarp.org/realrelief. When you register, you will get instructions on how to join the webinar for the scheduled date and time. You must have a computer with audio capability (internal or external speakers) and Internet access.

Please note: A webinar is a live, online event which you “attend” via your computer. You do not need to be an AARP member to attend this event. All are welcome!

If you have any questions about this webinar, please e-mail survivejobloss@aarp.org.

President announces summit to focus on jobs

Read the Washington Post article here.

Two WFD Jobs in Cinci

The Southwest Ohio Regional Workforce Investment Board has posted two positions–a Project Coordinator and Project Director. You can see both postings on the Coalition site. Please email Al Thompson for more information or to submit your resume for the Project Director position and Denise Becker for the Project Coordinator position.