Kohl’s plans to hire 50,000 for holidays
Kohl’s Department Stores has announced that it intends to hire more than 50,000 employees nationwide this holiday season.
Kohl’s anticipates hiring an average of 40 associates per store to provide shoppers with customer service throughout the holiday season.
The company also anticipates hiring 6,400 seasonal positions at distribution centers across the country and approximately 350 seasonal credit operations positions.
For additional information, visit www.KohlsCareers.com.
New website to list Medicaid eligibility to inform Ohioans
Ohioans who are trying to find out whether they are eligible for Medicaid health coverage can soon go to a new state website instead of driving to a county office.
The online access comes as the state replaces an outdated computer system that has been known for rejecting eligible people from the Medicaid program and accepting others who do not meet the criteria.
The website, benefits.ohio.gov, will go live Tuesday.
Forum to discuss JEDDs, benefits
The Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber will host an economic-development forum to discuss Joint Economic Development Districts and how they benefit communities.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Liberty Township Administration Building, 1315 Church Hill-Hubbard Road.
The forum is free, but RSVPs are requested by contacting Mandy Shina at regional chamber at 330-744-2131, ext. 32, or email her at Amanda@regionalchamber.com.
The Repository gets permanent publisher
The interim publisher of The Repository in Canton will continue leading the Northeast Ohio newspaper on a permanent basis.
The Repository reports 48-year-old Jim Porter also will serve as publisher of other GateHouse Ohio properties, including The Independent in Massillon and The Times-Reporter in the Dover/New Philadelphia area.
Republic Steel plant adds hundreds of jobs
The activation of an $85 million electric arc furnace at a northern Ohio steel plant is expected to add hundreds of jobs at the facility, mostly over the next year.
A company official says more than 100 workers have been added at the Republic Steel plant in Lorain, and eventually it expects to reach about 450.
Republic expects to start the furnace before the end of the year.
Vindicator staff reports
Selected local stocks
Aqua America, .61, 24.41 —.21
Clear Channel, .61 26.48 —.10
Cortland Bancorp, 9.50.00
Farmers Nat., .126.20 —.06
First Energy, 2.20, 36.59—.35
FirstMerit Corp., .64,21.48 .09
First Niles Financial, .32,7.00.00
First Place Fin., .0016.00
FNB Corp., .48,12.08.02
General Electric, .76,24.03—.22
Motors Liquidation, .0422.00
Huntington Bank, .20, 8.22—.05
JP Morgan Chase, 1.52,52.24.35
Key Corp, .22,11.35.01
LaFarge, 17.59 —.14
Macy’s, 1.00, 43.514999.1950
Parker Hannifin, 1.80, 108.94—.98
RTI Intl. Metals,32.00.06
Simon Prop. Grp.,4.60,150.18—1.09
Stoneridge 11.11 —.03
United Community Fin. 3.82—.01
Selected prices at 4 p.m. Friday. Provided by Stifel Nicolaus. Not to be construed as an offer or recommendation to buy or sell any security.