How can Ohio keep federal, military jobs?


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A new report out today is calling for the creation of a high level czar to oversee state efforts to protect and grow jobs at federal facilities, spanning Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Springfield Air National Guard Base in Springfield.

The recommendations from the Ohio Federal-Military Jobs Commission was released to state legislators.

Other findings of the year-long review recommended the state push to expand federal contracts with small businesses, and the start-up of a placement center to help educate and train job seekers to meet the needs of federal employers, who represent a major workforce in Ohio.

The number of federal and military jobs numbers about 70,000 in with an additional 50,000 federal retirees, the report said. All told, it adds up to a $10.7 billion economic impact in the Buckeye State.

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