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The Economy & Business
6:00 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Dayton-Area Manufacturers Have An Image Problem

The Staub Manufacturing Solutions shop is clean and well-lit, a far cry from the image of the old manufacturing industry.
Lewis Wallace WYSO

From 2000 to 2009, manufacturing jobs in the greater Dayton area were cut in half as businesses consolidated, closed, or went overseas.

“Everything really just kinda died for us,” says Steve Staub, the head of Staub Manufacturing Solutions.

Jobs drained out of the region, around 40,000 in total, and just a few thousand have been added since 2010—not exactly a roaring comeback. But now the remaining workforce is aging, and area manufacturers are having a hard time finding young, educated workers to fill positions doing increasingly high-tech work.

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The Economy & Business
2:51 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Montgomery County To Hold Forum On The “Talent Pipeline” Tuesday

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Trade Show in October showcased new technologies driving the manufacturing sector.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

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.

Katie McNeil with Miami Machine Corporation is one of many employers who see a growing skills gap as older workers retire.

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The Economy & Business
7:29 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

New Retailers Hit the Dayton Area: WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Talks with Olivia Barrow

Inside a London Whole Foods. The retailer announced this fall it will open a new location outside Dayton.
Credit Flickr/ciao_yvon

In recent months, three national retailers have recently announced they’re coming to the Miami Valley: Whole Foods, Costco and H&M.

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The Economy & Business
6:54 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Bob Evans Says It's Growing in Clark and Greene Counties

Bob Evans Farms says it is growing its business operations in Clark and Greene Counties. The company is looking at a possible expansion in Xenia and further developing its partnership with Springfield's Global Impact STEM Academy. But that comes after an announcement earlier this year that Bob Evans sold its Springfield sausage plant to a Texas company, cutting 52 jobs in Springfield

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Jobs
4:02 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Ohio Unemployment Rate Ticks Up in August, Reflecting Long-term Stagnation For Some

Tracie Franklin has been looking for work for months, and says stagnation and low wages have dominated the last few years.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

Unemployment numbers are out for August, and Ohio’s rate was right in line with the national rate of 7.3 percent. But while the U.S. unemployment rate went from above 8 percent in August 2012 to 7.3 percent in August 2013, the state numbers actually ticked up slightly from last month and last year.

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