Honda says it will start building a new hybrid Accord sedan at its plant in central Ohio this year.
The auto maker announced today that it will invest 23 million dollars and add around 50 new jobs at the Marysville plant to build the 2014 Accord hybrid sedan. The car will be the third Honda hybrid model built in North America and will go on sale nationwide this fall.
The 95,000-square-foot Marysville plant is being expanded to house assembly processes for the production of the two-motor Accord hybrid.
A recent survey conducted by MadeInDaytonBlog.Com indicates that many manufacturing jobs in the Dayton area remain unfilled, despite large numbers of people looking for work.
The blog was started back in December as a clearinghouse for local manufacturers to communicate needs and exchange ideas. More than a hundred companies responded to the survey and said they have jobs that have remained unfilled – and many say the disconnect between available jobs and the unemployed comes down to skills.
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.