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Rep. Henne and Ohio House Send Legislation to Rebrand Ohio's Workforce Development Centers to Governor

June 17, 2013
Republican Newsroom

State Representative Mike Henne(R-Clatyon) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today concurred on Senate changes to Substitute House Bill 1, which strives to streamline Ohio’s workforce development efforts and make it easier for Ohioans to utilize the resources that are available to them.

Sub. H.B. 1 rebrands all of the state’s patchwork of workforce centers (also known as One-Stops) as “Ohio Means Jobs ___ County” to ensure consistency, reduce public confusion, and connect these centers directly to

“Substitute House Bill 1 will make it easier for employers to find the right applicant and for potential workers to find the right job. This makes sense for Ohio.”

Sub. H.B. 1 requires all workforce investment boards to use as the only job-matching tool to streamline job matching services, reduce duplication, and maximize this increasingly important benefit to Ohioans. The bill also would provide flexibility to the Governor’s Executive Workforce Board as it relates to specifying the number of voting members needed to conduct business.

The House concurred by a vote of 80-13. Sub. H.B. 1 will now be sent to the governor for his signature.