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State Representative Al Landis (R-Dover) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 1, which strives to streamline Ohio’s workforce development efforts and make it easier for Ohioans to utilize the resources that are available to them.


House Bill 1 rebrands all of the state’s patchwork of workforce centers (also known as One-Stops) as “Ohio Means Jobs ___ County” to ensure consistency, reduce public confusion, and connect these centers directly to OhioMeansJobs.com.


“Getting Ohioans back to work continues to be the driving force behind much of what we do in the legislature,” said Rep. Landis. “Bringing local workforce centers together will allow for a trimmed-down, streamlined approach to the daunting task of job hunting. Connecting job creators with job seekers is instrumental to bolstering Ohio’s economy, and House Bill 1 works to simplify the process.”


House Bill 1 requires all workforce investment boards to use OhioMeansJobs.com as the only job-matching tool to streamline job matching services, reduce duplication, and maximize this increasingly important benefit to Ohioans. The bill also would provide flexibility to the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board as it relates to specifying the number of voting members needed to conduct business.


House Bill 1 will be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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