Unemployment

Around the Miami Valley
2:53 pm
Sat February 6, 2010

Food Bank Sees Increase in Need

A record number of Miami Valley residents are seeking help from the food bank because of the recession and the rise in unemployment.

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Film
11:51 am
Tue February 2, 2010

GM Documentary Gets Oscar Nomination

"It's always awkward for us because we feel like the spotlight should stay on the workers," says filmmaker Steven Bognar talking about his film's Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short Film.

 

Bognar and two-time Oscar nominee, Julia Reichert received word this morning that their film, The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant was nominated. The 40 minute film focuses on GM workers at the Moraine Assembly Plant. Reichert says the workers played a key role in making the film.

 

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Around the Miami Valley
12:12 pm
Fri July 17, 2009

Wilmington Adopts Green Economic Plan To Revitalize Town

Thursday night, Wilmington officially became a "Green Enterprise Zone". It adopted the plan in response to DHL moving its operations and taking more than 9000 jobs elsewhere. That's where Mark Rembert and Taylor Stuckert come in. They're two recent college graduates who put aside their plans for the Peace Corps to help save their hometown by helping Wilmington go green.

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Business & Technology
6:40 am
Fri February 6, 2009

Jobs Report Shows Continued Loss in Manufacturing Sector

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.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:57 pm
Tue December 9, 2008

Going Green May Reinvent Wilmington's Future

In the southwest Ohio town of Wilmington, residents there are feeling the country's struggling economy more than most. International shipping company DHL is reducing its domestic operations and laying off over 8000 jobs at the Wilmington Hub. But it's not all doom and gloom for the community, where another vision for the future is beginning to gain traction. Two recent college graduates have formed an initiative to redevelop Wilmington into the nation's first "green enterprise zone", creating a new industry and more jobs .

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