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Examiner Online: Honda visit reaffirms Portman’s commitment to worker training

By Joel E. Mast | August 13, 2014

Work force development continues to hinder manufacturing growth throughout Ohio, Sen. Rob Portman said, and he saw more evidence of the problem during a Tuesday visit to Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant.

“We have manufacturers that have jobs open and need workers to fill the positions,” the Terrace Park Republican said during a brief interview at the plant. “Here at East Liberty they have a real need for equipment service technicians. We need to provide training or retraining to Ohioans so they can fill these jobs.

“If we don’t figure this out, the jobs might not be in Ohio or in America.”

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