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Gov. Mike DeWine unveils 'Ohio To Work' jobs initiative

The program seeks to help Ohioans reskill and restart their careers.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the state of Ohio continues its economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new program which seeks to help Ohioans who are looking for a job to have a better chance at finding that job.

The initiative is called 'Ohio To Work.' Led by JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, and several other state departments, this new program brings together employers, nonprofits, educators, and training providers to help Ohioans reskill and restart their careers. 

DeWine says Ohio To Work will help someone who is out of work to identify a new career opportunity, train for it, and then be placed with an employer. 

"We know it can be a challenge to find a job right now, but we also know employers are hiring in industries like healthcare, technology, and advanced manufacturing," DeWine added. 

The governor announced that the first Ohio To Work initiative will be launched in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, and it is hoped the effort will be expanded to more areas of the state. DeWine says more than 30 employers have signed on with the initiative.