Event to teach about workers’ comp


The Mahoning Valley Safety Council will have an event on Understanding Workers’ Compensation from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Embassy, 5030 Youngstown-Poland Road.

BWC business consultant Christine Williams for an informative look at claim costs and claims management strategies to minimize workplace premiums.

Learn how BWC programs can assist an employer in creating a framework for ongoing claims management efforts and a safer workplace.

The cost is $25 for members, and $35 for nonmembers.

To register, go to:

Ai-Media is seeking respeaker captioners


Ai-Media is looking for workers interested in being trained as live “respeaker” captioners. The company provides a three-week training program at its Youngstown office.

While no specific experience is required, an excellent command of the English language and the ability to work quickly and effectively under pressure is a must. As an independent contractor, an individual can work from home at hours he/she chooses. Starting rate is $19 per hour. For details or to apply, contact the OhioMeansJobs Center in Mahoning or Columbiana counties.

Dominion: You can get help with bills


Dominion Energy Ohio reminds customers of the various company payment plans and government energy-assistance programs that can help them stay warm this winter.

Customers who may not be able to afford their heating bills are urged to contact Dominion Energy Ohio immediately to inquire about payment plans and energy-assistance programs.

For information, customers can call Dominion Energy Ohio at 800-362-7557. Hearing-impaired customers with Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf can call 711.

For information about payment plans and government energy-assistance programs, visit

Retaliation claims


The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will have a human-resources hot topics event on workplace retaliation claims from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Residence Inn, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road.

For six-consecutive years, retaliation claims have topped the list of charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the trend is expected to continue.

Employees also are pursuing retaliation claims under other statutes, including the False Claims Act and numerous state laws. The session will address how to avoid common mistakes that could lead to a retaliation lawsuit or administrative charge.

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