Expanding Companies Look To Fill Positions In Central Ohio

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New projects and company expansion is expected to bring more jobs to the area.

Gov. John Kasich says new assistance programs will lead to the creation of more than 1,400 jobs statewide. Those include a number in Columbus.

According to a news release, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority reviewed proposals and approved 13 projects.

Four of them are in Central Ohio.

•             Briskheat Corp. is expected to create 103 full-time positions as part of an expansion. Briskheat manufactures heating products used in a variety of industries including biotech, aviation and power generation.

•             Coyote Logistics, LLC is expected to create 50 jobs. Coyote Logistics is a transportation and logistics service provider. 

•             Craft Wholesalers, Inc. is expected to create 10 positions as results of the company's new project location in Groveport. Craft Wholesalers is a wholesale gift and craft business, supplying more than 27,000 stores nationally and in Canada.

•             Superior Production, LLC is planning 35 positions. Superior Production produces a wide range of products for light trucks, lawn, garden and agricultural applications. The TCA approved a 40 percent, six-year Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

In all, the projects are expected to result in $58.2 million in new payroll across Ohio. 

Goodwill Columbus is not part of the news from the governor, but the company will be hiring due to expansion.

The company is holding two job fairs to fill spots at their current and soon-to-be open locations.

Job fairs will be held on Thursday, February 26 and Thursday March 5 at the Goodwill store located at 358 S. Hamilton Road in Gahanna. The job fairs will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days. Open positions include store leaders, assistant store leaders, retail supervisors and associates.

Attendees are welcome to complete employment applications at the event or online at www.goodwillcolumbus.org.