Two new companies are coming to Springfield, one is an insurance firm and the other sells gift items. Between the two of them, hundreds of the jobs could be coming to Clark County. That's why the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, along with the Workforce Development Center, is holding a job fair tomorrorw to connect job seekers with employers.
With an 8.9% unemployment rate, Springfield's lackluster economy has made it hard to fine a job. But the situation is changing thanks to the arrival of 31 Gifts and Code Blue, and the growth isn't limited to these companies.
A report released Wednesday shows staggering numbers of jobs lost in Ohio. According to the "Jobs and Earning Trends in Ohio Counties" report, Montgomery county and the Dayton/Springfield area were hit harder than other urban area in the state.
The report shows that Montgomery County has lost 41.5% of manufactuing jobs over the past seven years. Diane Shannon is an economist for the city of Dayton, and she says this isn't exactly new news.
It's been just over one month since employees at the textbook publishing and printing company Mazer Corporation received an email from management telling them not to come back to work the next day. Since then, each passing week has brought on more questions and frustration for the former employees who have yet to receive their final paycheck. What once was an established family business in Dayton for 40 years is now the source anger for the employees, who are waiting for the benefits owed to them.