labor shortage

Child labor hours could change under Ohio Senate bill

BY: - March 3, 2023

A bill to allow children to work later hours was passed through an Ohio Senate committee Thursday with bipartisan support. Senate Bill 30, which passed the committee after three hearings and with no testimony against the bill, would allow a 14 or 15-year-old to work until 9 p.m. year round. Current law prohibits the later […]

States look to community colleges to fill labor gap

BY: - April 15, 2022

By: Caitlin Dewey, Stateline Monique Acosta began the month of March as a pre-K classroom assistant in Arizona, with no credential beside her high school degree. She ended it with a certification in a booming branch of electronics and started applying to entry-level jobs at Boeing. For four hours a day, over 10 days total, […]

Housing advocate: Worker crunch due to a lot more than federal supplements

BY: - May 25, 2021

Federal unemployment supplements are not the sole reason Ohio employers are having a hard time finding workers, an Ohio housing advocate said Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this month announced that on June 26 he would end Ohio’s participation in a federal program that provided $300 a week in additional unemployment pay. The money was […]