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Incoming Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Cabinet Could be Most Diverse in Ohio History

Jan 14, 2019

By Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati Enquirer

Incoming Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has assembled one of – if not the most – diverse cabinets in Ohio history.

DeWine has nominated women to a majority of state agency director positions in recent weeks. A handful of the top jobs will be held by African-Americans.

DeWine allies say that's a reflection of how he operates and he's proud of the people he's chosen to carry out his policy proposals over the next four years.

DeWine's cabinet nominations will need approval from the Senate; other high-level jobs announced in recent weeks will not. 

DeWine officially takes office at 12:01 a.m. Monday, January 14.

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New ODOT On-The-Job Training Rules Take Effect January 1, 2019

Jan 2, 2019


Article written by Matt Grashoff and Jud Sheaf of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

The Ohio Department of Transportation recently announced significant changes to the On the Job Training Program (“OJT Program”) that will take effect on January 1, 2019.  Because these changes will impact on-going multi-year projects as well as new ODOT projects that will begin construction in 2019, all Ohio contractors are advised to review and familiarize themselves with the new changes."

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Construction, Trades Topped Hiring on Monster in 2018

Dec 24, 2018

By Valerie Bolden-Barrett and Construction Dive Editors

Monster's year-end look at hiring and job searching in 2018 found that construction- and trade-oriented industries accounted for much of the hiring in 2018, according to its 2018 The Year in Jobs Report. 

Construction was part of a category that also included trades, manufacturing and storage/distribution, which held the top spot in 27 states, including much of the Midwest, which Monster rebranded from the "Rust Belt" to the "Construction, Trades, Production, and Warehousing Belt."

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