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Licking County Economy and Labor Force Continue to Demonstrate Strength, Availability

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015 by GROW Licking County General

Figures released by Ohio's Bureau of Labor Market Information reinforce that Licking County is a location in which businesses thrive, and the workforce is both eager and available. Data from 2015's first quarter indicates that the total employment of Licking County residents is, once again, at historic levels. The highest levels of employment recorded since 1970 have been achieved each of the first 4 months of this year, passing 83,000.  Licking County's Civilian Labor Force has continued t…




The Past, Present, and Future of STEM in Licking County

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 by GROW Licking County General

Licking County, Ohio presents companies the opportunity to locate in the high-growth Central Ohio region. Specifically, the county is home to an economy that is historically strong, diverse, and increasingly focused on STEM-related employers. Over 3,000 employers call Licking County home. The largest concentrations of the workforce for those employers are in the hospital/health care and manufacturing fields, while no industry segment represents greater than 16% of total employment – a test…




Meeting the Workforce Challenge

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by GROW Licking County General

If you are involved in economic development or human resources, then you are well aware of the enduring challenge for growing businesses and communities to secure a high-quality, reliable, and trainable workforce. Licking County is extremely fortunate to have a workforce that is as diverse, well-trained, and committed as any in the nation. Our workforce – our citizenry – and our workforce development partners and programs are often cited by new and existing companies as one of …







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