Economic Growth in Ohio On the Move
Ohio is a hotbed for corporate innovation and economic vitality. It’s true! With its momentous groundbreaking in February 2023, the new Intel facility to be built in Licking County promises jobs for upwards of 3,000 employees – engineers, technicians, and other administrative positions with an average wage of $135,000.1 This growth will undoubtedly have a positive effect on the corporate landscape of Stark County as Intel attracts new businesses to support its mission. JobsOhio states: "The impact of the Intel project is being felt well beyond Central Ohio. More than 169 existing Ohio businesses across the state are already a part of Intel’s supply chain, and the project is expected to bring additional new businesses to Ohio to support the supply chain."
Stark County Stands Out
Over the past two years, Ohio and Stark County have shown positive growth for median household income2. These numbers indicate recovery from the effects of the pandemic and point to our community’s diverse, growing job sectors that offer high-demand careers and competitive pay. One example from Industry Select, shows that Ohio nationally ranks third highest on the list of available manufacturing jobs – and Stark County ranks as one of the state’s top hubs for manufacturers.
Stark’s Leading Industries & Openings
According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in July 2021, Stark County’s leading job sectors include hospitality & retail, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and information technology.
Looking for the specifics? There is a
powerful, local resource for finding up-to-date Stark County employment opportunities. Stark Jobs Platform
(created by Strengthening Stark and Ohio Means Jobs) easily provides valuable information like: 1) The number of jobs available in Stark County; 2) The type of jobs available; 3) Which industries have the most available jobs; 4) Where available jobs are located; 5) Typical wages associated with available jobs; and 6) Real-time job opportunities across the county.