Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:42 AM
Saturday, March 8, 2014 9:21 AM
Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:59 AM
Hamilton chamber gets involved in workforce development
Kenny Craig, Executive Director of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, was interviewed about the partnership between Butler County's Ohio Means Jobs program and local employers. Anticipating and meeting the needs of employers to have a trained workforce has become an important initiative to the Hamilton Chamber
Z Mr. Craig stated, “I think first it is our responsibility to help determine workforce development trends in the market. We represent a cross section of the business community including manufacturing, professional services, retail, etc. We are uniquely positioned to collect information regarding workforce development demands.
“Next, since we have good working relationships with training providers and workforce development agencies such as OhioMeansJobs-Butler County, we can bring organizations together to help solve the workforce development problems faced by our businesses.
“Finally, I’ve found that many employers are unaware of some of the workforce development tools that already exist that could assist them with their hiring and training requirements. One of these programs is the OhioMeansJobs-Butler County On-the-Job Training program that can assist employers by offsetting some of the training costs for new hires.
“The chamber’s role is to educate and inform businesses of these and other programs offered by workforce development and training providers.”
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Monday, March 3, 2014 8:08 AM
Saturday, March 1, 2014 4:09 PM
Butler County Department of Development making customer service a priority
Following a presentation by David Fehr, Dept. of Development Director, the Butler County Board of Commissioners agreed to support a plan to provide web-based services to the public. With a software upgrade to the Building and Zoning Department's system, customers will be able to request building permits, schedule appointments and check the status of their requests.
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