Jacob Duritsky, vice president of strategy and research for Team NEO spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 4 about recent findings in his teams’ research on industry diversification in Ohio.
Duritsky spoke about the healthcare industry, manufacturing, productivity and wage growth. While talking about a quarterly economic review on the healthcare industry in northeast Ohio, he said that it had grown by nearly 20 percent, which would equate to about 3.8 million workers. Duritsky discussed how since the recession back in 2007, the manufacturing industry had been steadily recovering and jobs are being added across the industry. Lastly, he spoke about net wage growth since the 2007 recession. According to Team NEO’s report, the average net wage growth in northeast Ohio since 2007 has been 25 percent, which is still behind the national average.
Dorsey Hager, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council spoke with AWF on Oct. 4 about the Building Futures Program and their latest graduating class. He said that the program was designed to introduce high school aged kids in underprivileged and underserved areas to the building trades and show them that an apprenticeship will lead to a job that will put them on a path to the middle class. Hager also talked about Columbus candidates night where people can listen to candidates discuss their future goals and plans.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc spoke about another union, the National Nurses Union, is now lined up opposing President Trump’s re-election in 2020.