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 Dayton’s biggest healthcare network is having a job fair this weekend. Premier Health, which runs Miami Valley Hospital and several other facilities, is hiring for over 600 positions ranging from medical assistants to secretaries.

Ohio Agency Reports More Than 21,000 Jobs Created In 2014

Mar 3, 2015

Ohio's privatized economic development office reports that it created more than 21,000 jobs last year.

JobsOhio said in a report Monday that there was "great growth" in job creation in 2014. The nonprofit reported landing 286 projects, and $6.1 billion in capital investment by companies locating and expanding in the state.

But The Columbus Dispatch  says JobsOhio reported a downturn in the number of jobs retained by working with existing companies to upgrade or expand their operations.

As Governor John Kasich prepared to deliver his State of the State speech in Wilmington Tuesday night, members of his administration fanned out to visit other communities in the state. The visits served several purposes.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director, Gary Mohr, was in southwest Ohio visiting the Lebanon and Warren Correctional Facilities.

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The former G.M. Moraine plant was the subject of an HBO documentary, "The Last Truck," about the workers who lost their jobs in 2008. Soon it could house hundreds of workers for Fuyao Glass America.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Work has started on Fuyao Glass America, the Chinese company taking up residence in the former G.M. Moraine plant south of Dayton.

Of course, all the news about Fuyao’s investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in a Dayton factory comes after years of stories about U.S. companies opening up shop in China.

You’ve heard the story before—U.S. factories move to China, jobs are lost, whole towns shattered. But lately, things are shifting: Chinese ventures in the U.S. have spiked.

The view from the old employee entrance to the Moraine GM plant, where Fuyao plans to put a new entrance to the plant.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

A year after the announcement of a new auto-glass factory in Moraine, Fuyao Glass America Inc. says it will add another 750 jobs to the plant as it ramps up U.S. production. Fuyao had previously committed to bring 800 jobs to the former General Motors plant south of Dayton, which had been mostly abandoned since 2008. The addition of after-market automotive glass manufacturing in the planned factory brings the total expected jobs up to more than 1500.

Jerry Kenney

A state-of-the-art nutrition manufacturing facility officially opened in Tipp City on Wednesday. Abbott, which makes products like Pedialite and Ensure, says the facility will help it meet a growing demand from an aging population.

Ensure is the popular adult nutrition drink. Abbott Supply Chain Vice President  John Ginascol says an aging population is causing demand to grow.

Kristi Tanner is with JobsOhio.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The state of Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved part of an incentive package for Fuyao, the Chinese auto-glass company coming to the former GM Moraine plant south of Dayton.

Beatrice Murch / Flickr

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has announced  credits to help three different Miami Valley factories open or expand, adding up to 166 jobs.

Fecon, which already makes forestry equipment in Lebanon, is widening its plant floor and adding 25 jobs.

“We’re infiltrating markets that we previously hadn’t really had a presence so we sold recently to Russia, South America and Europe,” says Fecon CFO John Desczc.

Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Newly sworn-in Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Jan. 22-24, and she came back with some insights about what mayors can do to grow jobs and make the most of natural resources.

GM's Moraine assembly was once an iconic Dayton-area employer. A Chinese auto-glass company will soon take over the building, but the city of Moraine is still short thousands of jobs.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Last week’s big news that a Chinese company will take over a large part of the old GM plant in Moraine is still reverberating throughout the Miami Valley. Officials say the automotive glass manufacturer, Fuyao, is expected to bring at least 800 jobs by 2017.

It’s the biggest job-creation win so far for Governor John Kasich’s semi-private economic development arm, JobsOhio.

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