FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 8, 2015
Secretary Husted Announces June 2015 Ohio Business Profiles
COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced “Class of 2015” as this month’s Ohio Business Profile, celebrating companies that help Ohio students kick off the next phase of their educational and professional careers.
“Ohio is a great place to learn and a great place to live,” Secretary Husted said. “No matter what your plans are after graduation – whether looking for a job or wanting to further your education, opportunity is waiting for you right here in the Buckeye State.”
Over the past four years, Ohio’s economy has improved drastically, making it an attractive place to start a career, a business and a family. Secretary Husted announced earlier this year that the number of new business filings has grown by 24 percent over the past five years with March 2015 being the best month on record for the state. Ohio’s unemployment rate has also dropped from 9.1 percent in January 2011 to just 5.2 percent in April 2015.
Companies profiled this month include:
- Portfolio Creative (Columbus) is one of the nation’s fastest-growing creative staffing and recruiting firms. The company helps clients fill positions for project managers, writers, web designers and many other creative roles.
- Worthington Career Services/Buckeye Resumes (Columbus) was founded by a former executive recruiter who saw the need for job seeker advocacy. They now focus solely on enriching and preparing job searchers to better compete and obtain job offers.
- BARRYSTAFF (Dayton) is a full-service staffing company, specializing in permanent, industrial and clerical job placements. Their staff has more than 100 years of combined experience in the job placement industry and their status as a locally owned and operated business positions them well to design staffing solutions to fit any company’s need.
- Maumee Valley Movers (Maumee) began in 2005 and employs 34 full-time staff with a full fleet of vehicles. Their Ohio location gives them the ability to serve roughly 60% of the United States population within a 1-day drive. They also specialize in college moves.
- The Columbus Foundation (Columbus) operates, in addition to many philanthropic and community development programs a 10-week, paid fellowship that engages young, emerging leaders through career-related work and inspires them to commit to serving the nonprofit sector in Central Ohio.
- Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati (Cincinnati) is a non-profit organization that works to prevent homelessness while offering thrift stores and a charitable pharmacy to serve the less fortunate. They operate a year-long, paid program that allows young professionals to gain valuable work experience while serving as a full-time volunteer. After the program, 100% of the alumni have secured employment, additional education or continued for another year of service.
Launched in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile has helped raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State’s website, where Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.
The Secretary of State’s office also releases a monthly report of new business filings in Ohio and recent data has shown that Ohio experienced another record year for the number of newly-registered businesses. One reason for the growth has been the launch of online services. In October 2013, Secretary Husted launched Ohio Business Central allowing businesses to file some of the most commonly used forms online and services continue to be expanded. Since January 2011, more than 365,000 filings have been submitted and half of all new companies are now started online in Ohio.
NOTE: New business filings are classified as forms filed with the Ohio Secretary of State that declare the formation of a business entity, including for-profit, non-profit and professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. Filing as a business in Ohio does not guarantee the company will begin operations, be profitable or create jobs.
For more information, please contact Joshua Eck at (614) 466-2729