Marion unemployment up slightly with large decrease in available workforce

Unemployment in Marion County edged up slightly in January 2018 to 5.0 percent, up from 4.9 percent in December. The rate remains far below a year ago when it stood at 6.5 percent. The rate change comes from a large decrease in the available workforce, down 400, and 100 more people listed as unemployed. Rates […]

Businesses and job seekers wanted for Job & Internship Fair

The annual Marion Campus Job & Internship Fair is coming up Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Alber Student Center Gymnasium on the Marion campus. The event is open to the public, students, and recent graduates. Marion Technical College, The Ohio State University at Marion, Ohio Means Jobs – Marion County […]

Marion’s unemployment rate jumped in December

Marion County’s unemployment jumped higher in December 2017 to 4.0 percent, up from 4.4 percent in November 2017. The rate remains a tick lower than a year ago when it stood at 5.0 percent. The local rate increase came from 100 more people reported as unemployed and 100 fewer people listed in the available workforce. […]

Marion unemployment rate dipped in November 2017

Marion County’s unemployment rate dipped to 4.4 percent in November 2017, down from 4.7 percent in October. The rate was also lower than the same period a year ago when it stood at 4.7 percent. The improvement came as 100 more people reported being employed. Marion’s rate remains the second highest, behind Crawford County, among […]

Apprenticeship Ohio grant to help Marion Technical College serve job-seekers and employers

Marion Technical College has been selected for a $47,500 grant to help match workers with small businesses in need of apprentices. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services grant allows MTC to manage the recordkeeping to relieve the burden on the small businesses. In addition, the grant provides $1,750 per apprentice for up to […]

Deaf women finds employment through Marion County Board of DD

Jane Honea-Krajewski may be deaf and non-speaking, but she is not silent. She has a strong, determined personality that draws people to her. These character traits, along with a little help from the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) and Opportunities for Ohioans (OOD) with Disabilities, landed her a job at Marion Goodwill. It […]

Tri-Rivers RAMTEC hosting Manufacturing Day

National Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 6, 2017. Locally, Tri-Rivers Career Center and its workforce training center RAMTEC (Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative) are designated hosts for this event and will open their center at 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, Ohio, 11am to 5pm with activities, demonstrations, contests and displays focusing on the […]

Site helps employers fill part-time and temp jobs with college students

Local Marion area employers seeking to hire part-time, seasonal, or full-time employees may post job openings with The Ohio State University free of charge. Each fall new students arrive on campus and many seek part-time employment. They look to the Office of Career Services for available part-time, temporary and other job leads. Likewise, returning enrolled […]

Marion unemployment spiked in June 2017

The unemployment rate for Marion County jumped in June 2017 to 5.4 percent, up from 4.5 percent in May. The rate was also higher than the previous year when it stood at 5.1 percent in June 2016. The local rate hike comes with a 100 person increase in the available workforce, but also with 200 […]

Marion unemployment rate up slightly in May

The unemployment rate for Marion County increased slightly in May 2017 to 4.5 percent, up from 4.3 percent in April. That rate is also a tick higher than a year ago when it stood at 4.4 percent. The county’s available workforce has remained stable over the past three months at 28,100. In May, there were […]