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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.

toledoblade.com — Decline in Mass Layoffs in NW Ohio

Full article online at: toledoblade.com — The Blade ~ Toledo Ohio.

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.

NPR story talks of joblessness even after retraining.

“According to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, from October to December of last year, more than 28,000 people were getting some sort of retooling through the Workforce Investment Act. As of last December, the number of those who had completed their training and found work was well under half. ”

Read or listen to the full story at http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=138198509&gid=82067&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ewcpn%2Eorg%2FWCPN%2Fnews%2F31096&urlhash=06L2&goback=%2Enmp_*1_*1&trk=NUS_DIG_DISC_N-title.

Unemployed need not apply?

In case you haven’t heard of this trend, it seems employers are increasingly interested in hiring individuals who are already working.  Read more at http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Outofwork-job-applicants-told-cnnm-3498252371.html?x=0.

MD is the first state in 2010 to modernize UI

Read the press release at: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20100618.htm.

New report discuss Worksharing as a way to save jobs in Ohio

Today Zach Schiller from Policy Matters Ohio released a new report on work sharing.  You can read the report at http://www.policymattersohio.org/Worksharing2010.htm.  The report discusses how 17 other states utilize work sharing as a way to avoid layoffs of some employees by reducing hours of all employees.  Employees would receive a prorated portion of Unemployment Compensation for the hours they were reduced.  Read it and let us know what you think.