For the past three years, Ohio companies with job openings have been able to post them for free on the job search website Monster.com. That’s thanks to a special state government contract with the internet firm. Few Ohio companies, though, have taken advantage of the program. That’s why Gov. John Kasich has launched a drive to publicize it.
Ohio has just begun the fourth year of a five-year agreement with Monster.com. The contract has Ohio paying the company $2.5 million a year to provide links between Ohio job-seekers and job-providers. The governor has gathered together business groups, community colleges, and state agencies to promote the program. It’s called “Ohio Means Jobs.”