Help wanted: Operations, analysis, innovation among the top skills needed in Dayton region

Operations and analysis skills were the two most common requirements among the nearly 25,000 listings in the Dayton region on the state’s website.

Innovation ranked third, testing was fourth, and then 0followed by surgery in the list of skills required in job ads for the region that includes Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties.

The jobs were posted between Dec. 14 and Jan. 13, the most recent data available from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Not all employers post on the state’s jobs website and some postings are duplicates, according to the state.

Local workforce training programs seek to match worker skills with top job openings as the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic eases with the increasing availability of coronavirus vaccines.

“People are betting on this economy coming back and coming back very strong,” said Nick Weldy, superintendent of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.

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