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CML to host Job & Resource Fair for central Ohioans

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The Columbus Metropolitan Library will be hosting a Job & Resource Fair for central Ohioans in need of full-time or part-time work.

The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at its Main Branch location. The address is 96 South Grant Avenue in downtown Columbus.

Over 60 employers and community organizations will be participating, including the Human Resource Association of Central Ohio (HRACO), who will be hosting breakout sessions to assist job-seekers.

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CCS looking to hire 50 additional bus drivers before the start of the school year

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — With six weeks until the start of the 2023-2024 school year, Columbus City Schools is looking to hire additional bus drivers.

CCS is not alone in the search for bus drivers. A spokesperson for the district called it a “nationwide shortage,” as many are looking to increase their driver pool before the start of school.

A statement from CCS’ Director of Communications Jacqueline Bryant read in part: “We’re still building routes for the start of the school year, and at this point in the summer, we anticipate having enough drivers to launch the school year. Things could still change as we are still in the middle of a bus driver shortage.”

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State aims to create $185M in investments, 1K jobs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) — Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced the approval of assistance for six projects set to create 1,281 new jobs and retain 747 jobs statewide.

Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $91.7 million in new payroll and spur more than $185 million in investments across Ohio, according to the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.

Projects approved by the TCA include:

Boston Retail Products Inc. expects to create 45 full-time positions, generating $2.25 million in new annual payroll and retaining $1.2 million in existing payroll, as a result of the company’s new project in Ravenna. Boston Group designs and manufactures custom metal and plastic retail displays, fixtures, and display protection items for retail stores, hospitals, and pharmacies. The TCA approved a 1.232%, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

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