This May 6-10 marks the start of the weeklong, locally led celebration of the jobs, skills, and industries that are in high demand in Ohio called In-Demand Jobs Week.
Ohio has more than 270,000 job postings that are considered “in-demand,” in fields ranging from engineering and graphic design to accounting and physical therapy. Although Ohio has an abundance of in-demand jobs, more than 60 percent of which pay in excess of $50,000 per year, few Ohioans know those opportunities exist locally.
In-Demand Jobs Week inspires students and job seekers to become excited about opportunities in Ohio. Over the past several months, business, education, and community leaders have partnered and planned career-exposure events and activities in their communities. Currently, there are more than 300 events planned across Ohio.
“The purpose of in-demand jobs week is to highlight the great careers available in Ohio and how to get the education and training you need to get started,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted.
“Businesses need talent, and if you have the right kind of skills and training, it can lead to rewarding career. We want to help Ohioans, young and old, build the skills they need to earn more and support a good quality of life for themselves and their families.”
To learn more about events in your area, visit the In-Demand Jobs Week website at http://omj.ohio.gov/indemandjobsweek.