State Representative Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario) was pleased to host a workforce development forum in his district, in an effort to discuss with local leaders, business owners and fellow state lawmakers ways to expand the pool of potential employees for businesses in north-central Ohio.

The program was a component of the 2nd Annual Beginning Anew Conference, hosted and underwritten by The Ohio State University at Mansfield, North Central State College, and the Mansfield City School District. Fred Keller, chairman and CEO of Cascade Engineering, facilitated a discussion on workforce development and related his experiences in expanding Cascade’s pool of potential employees.

“Our area business leaders have been expressing their concern about the lack of skilled workers available to fill job openings for years,” Rep. Romanchuk said. “Businesses are uniquely qualified to support our local government and learning institutions to find solutions to this dilemma.”

Workforce development has been a priority for members of the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 1 (which was sponsored by Rep. Romanchuk and provides consistency for job seekers by rebranding Ohio’s workforce development centers as OhioMeansJobs and using as the job-search tool) and House Bill 2 (which requires all applicants for unemployment insurance to register with prior to applying for benefits) both received strong bipartisan support in the House.

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