The State of Ohio Controlling Board, this week, announced the release of $10 million in funds for economic development surrounding Department of Defense facilities. Much of that money is headed to the Miami Valley to help improve human performance and strengthen the region's potential for economic growth related to military activity.
In the study of human performance, researchers look at how military employees use the latest technology to figure out what makes the employees work better or more efficiently.
The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally been the start of the holiday shopping season. But this year, many retailers plan to open their doors with special sales on Thanksgiving itself. One Democratic State lawmaker says mandating employees work on that day is not right. Democrat Mike Foley explains he is introducing a bill that would require employers to pay much more to workers who work during that time.
The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Trade Show in October showcased new technologies driving the manufacturing sector.
Montgomery County will hold a forum on workforce development Tuesday from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Sinclair Community College. Area employers and educators will discuss the need for a “talent pipeline” to address a perceived gap between workforce training for young people and available jobs in a changing market.
Local officials want talented young people to be channeled from school, to internships and apprenticeships, to jobs and careers.