Apr 27, 2012

Hundreds of area residents attend Job Fair

Approximately 400 people from around the region attended the Spring Job Fair at the Athens Community Center on Wednesday, April 21, and many were able to apply for and interview for jobs on the spot.
Sponsored by the One Stop employment offices of Athens, Meigs and Perry counties, the job fair attracted around 70 booths run by employers, educational organizations and community groups. The majority of booths were run by employers, and many of the business representatives said that their companies are currently hiring.

Apr 24, 2012

Outstanding articles Ohio's welfare program

The Toledo Blade ran a very informative and interesting article this week on the current state of the welfare program in Ohio. Click here to read the article.

The Toledo Blade also wrote an editorial on the state's welfare program. Click here to read this excellent editorial.

Apr 13, 2012

Welfare caseloads drop dramatically in Ohio

The Columbus Dispatch published a very interesting article recently on the significant drop in Ohio Works First cash assistance cases in Ohio. Click here to read the article.

New York Times article on welfare programs in America

The New York Times recently published an outstanding article on the current state of welfare in America and some of the problems with the welfare system.
Click here to go to the article.

Apr 3, 2012

New report on the high cost of transportation and the problems caused by the lack of transportation in Ohio

Ohio residents too often have little choice but to drive illegally in order to get to work or to their appointments.
The cost of operating a vehicle is very high in Ohio and around the country, and many people cannot afford all of the expenses. And with most parts of rural Athens County and much of southeast Ohio being without public transportation, many people either have no transportation of their own or are forced to drive without insurance.