Lack of transparency, accountability in JobsOhio traded for jobs that are not coming
COLUMBUS– Tuesday, Ohio Auditor of State candidate and State Representative John Patrick Carney said new reports of job loss in Ohio are another indication of the failure of JobsOhio.
The state reported Friday that Ohio’s unemployment rate increased in July, with Ohio employers cutting 12,400 jobs. The figure meant Ohio lost the most jobs of any state in July, which became the 21st consecutive month where Ohio lagged the nation in average job creation.
Rep. Carney pointed to the lack of transparency and accountability in the Kasich administration’s privatized development agency, noting the recent pledge by JobsOhio of $10-million for the 2016 Republican National Convention.
“The current administration is using JobsOhio to make a slush fund out of public money. It’s been more than year since we were promised that JobsOhio would be the envy of every state, and yet we continue to see a lack of job creation. It seems that we traded transparency and accountability for jobs that have not come. It’s time to pull back the curtain and show Ohioans where their money is going so they can decide for themselves if it’s being used in a way that benefits us all.”