TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved $128 million to fund 12 projects slated to create new jobs across the state, with several of the jobs coming to Wood County.
About 141 full time jobs are expected to come to Wood County through these tax credits to businesses in the area.
Calphalon in Bowling Green, Hoover Universal, Johnson controls in Northwood, and Omni Source Corporation in Toledo are all expected to chip in to make over a hundred full time positions available.
"There's a lot of jobs that aren't paying enough for even living. People are really looking for work, and right now's the time. Especially with all these jobs coming in," said Elaine Woodward, who is searching for a job.
J.Bauman has been looking for work for months now with no leads, so he says the big numbers are giving him hope for landing work soon.
"Well jumping through enough hoops, you know, you end up getting sick of it, eventually but having a lot of jobs like that, that's pretty impressive for the economy to start growing like that," Bauman said.
Wood County Commissioners say the numbers and specifics of expansion through Calphalon are not yet set in stone. They are expected to sit down next week to discuss options further.
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