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Blog // Connect Ohio

Digital Works Participant Excels In Program One Year Later

By COH Staff

Video produced by: Lyndsey Kleven Written by: Zach Gerhardt Finding work continues to be a struggle for many jobless Americans, especially those living in rural areas. Gary Chandler was part of the first Digital Works group in Zanesville, which was established as a pilot location last summer when Connect Ohio launched its Digital Works initiative in summer of 2013. One year later, more than 150 Ohioans, including Chandler, have been able to find employment opportunities through Digital Works. Digital Works provides people who are unemployed or underemployed with the training they need and connects them to twenty-first century jobs. “It’s...

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Legislators, Connect Ohio Mark Digital Works Success in Local Job Creation

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect Ohio in conjunction with Ohio legislators, convened on Tuesday, May 13, in the Ohio Statehouse to commend the Digital Works initiative and its job creation success in Ohio, and to hear from previously unemployed Ohioans who now have jobs through the program. Digital Works is Connect Ohio’s newest initiative helping connect people to twenty-first century jobs while spurring community revitalization. The program, launched in June 2013, has already placed 153 Ohioans into jobs with many more expected in the coming months. “As the author of the legislation that established the Cyber Security, Education and Economic Development Council, I...

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Digital Works 100th Job Placed

By Lyndsey Kleven

The Digital Works program launched in June 2013, and is Connect Ohio’s newest initiative to help connect people to twenty-first century jobs while spurring community revitalization. And the program has done just that; 10 Digital Works locations opened across Ohio and put 153 Ohioans back to work over the past year. Digital Works is proud to recognize Dennis Irwin as its 100th participant to be placed into a job. Irwin is a product of the Digital Works Lynchburg location and came to the program with his wife, Cheryl, in February after facing many challenges. The Irwins previously work for the same company and found themselves unemployed when...

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