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A job application with a pen.
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Some victims of unemployment fraud in recent months are starting to worry they will be on the hook to pay taxes for money they didn’t receive.

Amid Pandemic, Ohio State Agency Posts Job Listings With No Medical Benefits

Dec 18, 2020
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services in downtown Columbus.
Ohio Public Radio

Amid a raging pandemic, Ohio’s agency responsible for looking out for workers’ welfare has started posting full-time temporary jobs with no benefits for its own workforce. 

 This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y.
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Both initial and continuing claims for unemployment compensation rose last week, another sign of the economy's continued weakness during the coronavirus pandemic, Ohio reported Thursday.

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services in downtown Columbus.
Ohio Public Radio

The number of Ohioans applying for unemployment claims remains high despite a slight week-over-week decrease in initial filings, according to figures released Thursday.

 This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y.
Mike Groll / Associated Press

More than 1.5 million Ohioans, nearly 13% of the state’s population, have received some sort of unemployment assistance since the pandemic began last spring.

Ohio's Unemployment Rate Dropped Last Month To 5.6%

Nov 20, 2020
Two people walk past a sign for COVID-19 testing at the Cleveland Clinic, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Ohio’s unemployment rate fell in October from the previous month, but remains above levels from the same time a year ago, before the coronavirus pandemic.

Spiritus Tattoo, a tattoo parlor in Clintonville, is closed as a non-essential business. A sign posted on the storefront window cautions would-be criminals that all valuables have been removed.
Cindy Gaillard / WOSU

The office that oversees unemployment benefits in Ohio is adding employees to keep up with demand.

Ohio Auditor Keith Faber wants to expand the public records mediation program in the state.
Tony Dejak / AP

A new law that sends $650 million in federal CARES Act money to Ohio communities to help with pandemic-related costs also includes a potential overhaul for the process to apply for unemployment benefits.

Spiritus Tattoo, a tattoo parlor in Clintonville, is closed as a non-essential business. A sign posted on the storefront window cautions would-be criminals that all valuables have been removed.
Cindy Gaillard / WOSU

Ohio has released for payment around a fifth of the 270,000 jobless claims placed on hold during a fraud investigation. For self-employed workers and independent contractors, it was yet another roadblock to getting compensation during the pandemic.

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services in downtown Columbus.
Ohio Public Radio

As Ohio’s businesses reopen, workers are concerned about the availability of child care, the cleanliness of their workplaces and the safety of vulnerable family members before going back to work.

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services in downtown Columbus.
Ohio Public Radio

Self-employed, independent contractors and 1099 workers in Ohio got some long-awaited news on Tuesday when the system to pay them jobless benefits finally went online.

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services in downtown Columbus.
Ohio Public Radio

Updated: April 27, 2020 7 a.m.

Nearly a million Ohioans, 964,556 people, have filed for unemployment in the last five weeks, more than the combined total in the last two years. But more are coming, as thousands of Ohioans who are self-employed or independent contractors have been waiting to file for unemployment under new federal rules.

Young adult on his phone
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The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says more than 1,250 young people have participated in a program that helps foster children transition to independent adulthood. 

Crystal Posey discusses the financial challenges she's had raising her baby granddaughter after receiving custody two years ago in Columbus
Andrew Welsh-Huggins / AP

Ohio plans to increase payments to approved relatives caring for children who were taken from their parents even when the family members aren't licensed caregivers, as more kids are being removed from their homes amid the opioid crisis.

Columbus Montessori Education Center

State investigation records show an Ohio agency could not find proof of alleged misconduct by administrators at Columbus Montessori Education Center.

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