Read what employers in the area have to say about the southeast Ohio work force:
"There's always an available workforce, strong work ethics, and if there's a
problem or challenge, everybody seems to pull together to get through it. We
average less than 10% turnover annually, compared to 50% in other areas more
known for manufacturing. Southeastern Ohio is untapped in terms of its work
force - it's Ohio's best-kept secret. Unemployment is low, but because so many
residents in Athens County work in other counties, it's easy to attract them to
work here. They would much rather work closer to home."
Keith Mills, Senior Plant Manager, TS Trim Industries Inc. (plastic automotive
components), Athens/Athens County, Ohio.
"People make or break a business. Our area is blessed with a stable work force
with a positive work ethic. Smead-Logan has a long history of success and
growth. Our work force, coupled with strong community support for business and
industry, has been the backbone of Smead-Logan for over 55 years. It's a smart
move to come here and a smarter one to stay."
Ron Rutter, General Manager, Smead Manufacturing Company (paper office
products), Logan/Hocking County, Ohio
|"It is very easy to find good employees. This region has an
overabundance of willing, hardworking people for positions from entry level to
finance to management."
Stan Weber, Plant Manager, Chevron Chemical (polystyrene), Marietta/Washington
"Monroe County provides a good work force and an excellent economic climate in
which to grow our business."
Jon Diamond, President, Safe Auto Insurance Company (auto insurance sales),
Woodsfield/Monroe County, Ohio
|"I could have located this facility anywhere in the Midwest. I
chose Meigs County because of its available work force, the proximity to my
customers in major markets, and attitude of the community. They really want and
appreciate business here. They don't just talk about being business friendly,
they prove it."
Jeff Cox, President, WeCan Fabricators LLC (structural steel fabrication),
Tuppers Plains/Meigs County, Ohio