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The vice president of the Hamilton County Development Corporation says a 2014 survey of companies found two impediments to keeping local businesses. 

But Harry Blanton also says both issues are growth related, and says those are good problems to have.

Cincinnati Council could vote by the end of the month to fund Mayor John Cranley’s Hand Up initiative.  He unveiled it during his State of the City speech in September.  

Hand Up is designed to help the long-term under and unemployed find permanent, full-time jobs.  

Nearly $1.4 million of city funding would go to three existing job readiness programs.  Those include Cincinnati Works, Cincinnati Cooks and the Urban Leagues “SOAR” program.  

Several people addressed Council Wednesday on the funding.

Cincinnati State ENGAGEs Community

Nov 13, 2013
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

  At the same time that thousands of people in the tri-state are unemployed or under-employed, many local companies are unable to find enough skilled workers to meet their demands. An upcoming event at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will showcase the school’s programs and degrees that train students with the skills they need to find a job in today’s economy.

  Women currently hold just 10 percent of manufacturing jobs in our region, but a recently launched program at Gateway Community and Technical College is designed to prepare women for stable, high-paying manufacturing careers.

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Council is making changes to a responsible bidder ordinance it enacted nearly a year ago.  

It's designed to make sure job training is a part of major contracts awarded by the Metropolitan Sewer District.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach said the purpose hasn't changed.

Education @ Work

Nov 9, 2012

With college costs rising at an alarming rate, more and more students are leaving school with a debt load that is stifling as they begin to start their post-college careers. David Dougherty, the former president of  Convergys, which provides customer and information services to a variety of large corporations, has one solution. Since retiring, he has focused on a new non-profit, Education @ Work, which provides jobs and tuition incentives for college students, helping reduce their debt and earn valuable real-life work experience. David Dougherty recently stopped by our studios to talk more about Education @ Work with Mark Perzel