Ohio's unemployment rate of 7.3 percent is well above the national average. Nearly half a million Ohioans cannot find work, yet we consistently hear from businesses, especially those in high-tech fields, about unfilled job openings.
So what's the disconnect?
While many factors are at play, two stand out.
Ohio's universities provide students with a first-rate education, yet nearly one-third of graduates leave the state to find work. This "brain drain" leaves Ohio employers struggling to fill thousands of jobs each year.
Many of these businessmen and women express concerns about a growing "capability gap," in which companies struggle to find employees with the right training.
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