Economic Development

Ohio Launches Revamped In-Demand Jobs Survey

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Innovate Ohio and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation have launched a survey to gather feedback ahead of the creation of the state’s In-Demand Jobs List.

The survey, available at InDemand.ohio.gov is open to all registered businesses in the state.

“Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs List is one of the most important tools we have to direct our workforce development efforts,” said Gov. Mike DeWine in a statement. “No matter where we are in Ohio, we hear from businesses that they can’t find people for the positions that need to be filled. By partnering with businesses on this survey, we hope to create a better In-Demand Jobs List and better tailor job training programs.”

The list directs 85% of funds from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which supports services for job training, internships and work experiences, help finding a job and skills assessments, among other things.

“We want to be sure that the needs of Ohio businesses are reflected in the In-Demand Jobs List so that training dollars are invested towards actually putting people to work,” said Lt. Gov. Jon Husted. “We’ve heard the concerns of business leaders, we’ve built a system that fits their needs, and now we need their help by filling out the survey, so we can invest in developing people with the skills that are most in demand.”

Ohio’s updated In-Demand Jobs List will published at the end of the year.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.