Employment

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December 30, 2019

County Creates Position to Oversee Opioid Settlement Fund

An Ohio county has announced a six-figure salary position to ensure all the money the county receives in settlements with drug companies is used to combat the opioid crisis.
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January 2, 2020

Study finds that opioid overdose deaths are 85% higher in areas with auto plant closures

This will have particular resonance in Northern Ohio. Adults in the U.S. "are far more likely to die from opioid overdoses if they live in an area where an automobile assembly plant closed in the past five years," CNBC reports, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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January 1, 2020

Employers display creativity in addressing opioid crisis

There is no silver bullet for curing the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and impacting employers, but some central Ohio businesses are finding creative solutions to help address the issue from within their own organizations.
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January 1, 2020
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October 1, 2019

The true costs of opioid abuse in the workplace — and what Ohio businesses are doing to help

The opioid crisis is, first and foremost, a human tragedy—lives lost, families torn apart and communities broken. In Ohio alone, there were nearly 4,300 opioid overdose deaths in 2017.
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Economy and Employment

This activity explores the physical signs of despair across many Ohio communities that have suffered economic downturns and are no longer vibrant population centers.
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