Happening today: Businesses, educators partner on Butler County career expo

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Local business and education partners are joining to present the Career Connection Expo in celebration of In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio. The expo will be held until 2 p.m. today at Marshall High School, 4720 Roosevelt Blvd. in Middletown

The expo is open to students and job seekers of all ages. It will include information about careers in construction, healthcare, information technology, and advanced manufacturing, as well as apprenticeship opportunities.

The event is presented by Career Connection, a partnership of the Workforce Investment Board of Butler, Clermont and Warren Counties, and Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati.

Participating businesses include Access Counseling, Applied Mechanical Systems, Associated Builders and Contractors, Crescent, Ferguson Construction Company, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, TP Mechanical Contractors and Youth Move.

Participating education partners include Butler Tech Adult Education, Cincinnati State Middletown, Elite Welding Academy, Marshall High School, Miami University Regionals and Warren County Career Center.

In-Demand Jobs Week, celebrated May 6-10, is an opportunity for students and job seekers to learn more about the rewarding and high-demand careers available locally.

According to OhioMeansJobs, more than 200 jobs in Ohio are considered “in demand,” based on labor market information, job postings on OhioMeansJobs.com, JobsOhio regional forecasts and employer forecasts. OMJ reports that 65 percent of the in-demand jobs in Ohio pay more than $50,000 a year. ApprenticeOhio graduates earn an average of more than $60,000 per year.

To see a list of in-demand jobs in Ohio, visit www.OhioMeansJobs.com and click on the orange "thumbs up" icon.

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