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Blog // Connect Ohio

3.6 Million Ohioans Use E-Government Services

By Lyndsey Kleven

According to Connect Ohio’s recently published report, Making Government Accessible: e-Government Usage in Ohio, nearly 3.6 million adults (47% of adult Internet users in the state) go online to do business with government offices. More than one in three Ohio Internet users (38%) go online to search for information about government services, while 31% use the Internet to apply for government services or fill out forms at government websites. “With a large amount of government services quickly transitioning to online formats, it is encouraging to see a growing number of Ohio Internet users utilizing them,” said Stu Johnson, executive director...

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Connecting Communities With LiveOps

By Connected Nation

Our teams across the nation are working with local providers and governments to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas -- particularly across rural America. None of the progress we've made would be possible without great partners, like our friends at LiveOps!  They recently joined our Connect Iowa team for their annual Broadband Summit where they participated in our "Digital Job Creation" panel. This panel was facilitated through Digital Works, our program that offers training for the 21st century workforce as well as work placement. Digital Works has an established relationship with LiveOps as an agent recruiting partner. Once...

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Connect Ohio Holds Grand Opening of Digital Works in West Union

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect Ohio held the grand opening of its newest Digital Works location in West Union on Friday, July 11. The event was held at the Digital Works facility at 111 West Main Street, with remarks from dignitaries and a tour of the center. Digital Works, an initiative of Connect Ohio, is a technology skills training program focused on providing a connection between twenty-first century workforce opportunities and community revitalization. The program provides mentoring and training to workers seeking employment and places them in quality teleworking jobs. “We are extremely excited about the job opportunities and training that...

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Work Smarter: Be Intentional with Technology

By Sara Volpi

We all do it. We’re sitting at our desks, dutifully marking things off our to-do lists, when we get the urge to check the latest stories in our social media feeds or peruse a favorite blog. These distractions can nudge anyone off the productivity-track, making it difficult to realign the workday and complete the tasks at hand. Some research would suggest we seek distraction because our bodies aren’t suited for spending 8 hours at a desk every day. Others would say we’re looking for ways to procrastinate. It seems we’ve stumbled upon a workplace paradox; technology’s multifaceted functions are making us more efficient and more distracted....

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