COLUMBUS, Ohio — The economy has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving thousands of Ohioans without a job. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said Ohioans who are unemployed can apply for the 33,641 jobs available from 478 employers right now in the state.
Husted said the employers offering jobs were screened to make sure they were essential and critical to the supply chain in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic, in areas such as healthcare, manufacturing and food industries.
Among the employers hiring are:
- CVS Health: 1,200 open jobs
- Walmart: 2600 jobs
- Lowes: 1,000 open jobs
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 800 jobs
As many Ohioans are waiting to get back to work and for life to get back to normal, Husted said a common question he gets is when life will return to normal?
Delivering the good news first, he said Ohio was aggressive early in its actions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
“Ohio is in a much better place today than we thought it would be," he said.
Husted said it will not be as easy as flipping a switch to go back to “normal." Masks and gloves will become more common in the long term as well as hand washing and sanitizer use.
“Don’t be offended if you don’t get handshakes or hugs for a while,” he said.
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