Program Will Help Train Workers for Manufacturing Job in Ohio

Ohio Manufacturing Jobs Image

Answering a call to find more qualified people to fill open manufacturing jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor will provide $6 million to train workers in Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania.

The money will be used to fund work training programs in the Mahoning Valley and Lawrence and Mercer counties, the Vindicator reports.

Manufacturing is part of what has made Ohio great. We know how to make things in our state, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio noted. “Across Ohio, I’ve heard from business leaders in many sectors – including manufacturing – who say that they have positions to fill but can’t find workers with the right qualifications. These funds will help ensure that more Ohioans have the right skills to fulfill jobs in the manufacturing industry.”

Employment officials said that despite the state’s 7.5 percent unemployment rate, there are nearly 10,000 unfilled jobs in Ohio, especially for positions in the emerging oil and shale-gas industry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for oil and gas workers are expected to increase by 8% through the end of the decade.

Ready to build a strong resume? Create My Resume


Job Finding Tips
Read more

What Recruiters Can Do For Your Job Search

Job Search
Read More

Find a Job. We've got all the jobs.YES, ALL OF THEM.

Jobs Search Tips
Read more

Think Like an Insider
800-652-8430 Mon- Fri 8am - 8pm CST
Sat 8am - 5pm CST, Sun 10am - 6pm CST