Saturday, April 25, 2009

Stimulus Money Brings Jobs for Ohio Youth

There are some jobs in Ohio as a result of the Federal Stimulus.

Recovery Ohio
has the details:
Recovery Conservation Corps:

This initiative will provide employment sites for the workforce investment boards to hire youth ages 16 to 24 to improve Ohio's state parks and natural areas. Focusing on both rural and urban areas, particularly those in economic decline, Corps workers will assist with projects such as building recreation lands, boardwalks, observation areas and trails and curbing the spread of invasive species. The state will provide $2 million for support services through a partnership with the workforce investment boards on this initiative.

"These workers will gain critical experience and on-the-job training as they improve the state's parks, wetlands, forests and other natural areas," said ODNR Director Sean Logan....

Employment Spectator has additional information---

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has launched the Recovery Conservation Corps, which will team up with the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and the state’s one-stop employment centers to create jobs for young Ohioans aged 16-24. Hundreds of youths will be hired to work 752,000 man-hours building trails, boardwalks, and observation areas, and....

If you are interested, contact your local county office (see map for your county and telephone number). Make sure you stipulate that you are interested in the Recovery Conservation Corps.

Other material about Recovery Ohio for individuals (weatherization, job assistance, college financial aid info, etc.) can be found at

We should say a "thank you" to President Obama and our Ohio Democratic members of the U.S. House and Senate for their support of the Recovery (Stimulus) plan.