Ohio is doing more to help our veterans find civilian employment after their military service. The Dayton Daily News has more below about a recent announcement from Lt. Governor Mary Taylor:
Ohio’s insurance industry will have 17,000 job openings within the next six years and its looking to hire veterans to fill many of those jobs, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said.
Taylor, along with government, education and industry leaders, made a sales pitch Monday to a room full of about 25 service members making the transition to civilian life in the first day of a five-day transition assistance program at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Under the Insuring Ohio Futures initiative, insurance firms have partnered with academia and state government to attract more workers, officials said.
With thousands of “Baby Boomers” headed for retirement, the industry will need replacements for those leaving, the lieutenant governor said.
“We want to make sure we employ as many Ohioans in this industry as we can,” said Taylor, a certified public accountant by trade.
The 240 insurance companies in Ohio employ more than 95,000 employees, including 3,200 in the Dayton area, Taylor said. Ohio has the seventh largest insurance industry in the nation with a $17.4 billion economic impact.
The industry has set up a website at www.insuringohiofutures.com for more information.