Sen. Sherrod Brown is trying to solve a puzzle that exists within the state's job market. The puzzle? Many Ohioans are searching in vain for jobs at the same time that companies around the state struggle to find skilled workers to fill positions.
So the Ohio Democrat and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Me., introduced a bill that would provide federal dollars to workers who are in need of specialized training for emerging industries. Brown pointed out that there are nearly 70,000 unemployed in the Columbus area at a time when there are 719,000 job openings across the Midwest.
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