Biz Beat: Website says Lima a top city for open jobs

First Posted: 12/5/2013

LIMA — A career networking website has named Lima one of the country’s top cities with the highest number of open positions. listed Lima as No. 4 for the quarter with the most job opportunities per capita. Jacksonville, Tenn., is No. 1 on the list. The Midwest is best for the highest number of open positions and the least competition, said.

The top job-creating industries in Lima are transportation and logistics, healthcare and medical and merchandising, purchasing and retail. The top job titles employers need to fill are: owner-operators, physicians and assistant store managers. The average salary is $40,000; the unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, and the cost of living is 6 percent below the national average, according to the website.

Trainings provider offers youth services

LIMA — Henkels & McCoy Training Services is now operating Workforce Investment Act Youth Programs through funding from Ohio Means Jobs–Allen County. The WIA Youth Program provides a variety of services which help participants develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to obtain employment in today’s workforce and further educational goals.

Eligible youth will be between the ages 16-21, not currently enrolled in school, be income eligible and have a strong commitment to overcome barriers to join the workforce. Participants will engage in work readiness training, career exploration, academic enrichment, customer service training and be provided job placement assistance.

Henkels & McCoy Training Services is funded under the Department of Labor legislation, including the Workforce Investment Act and its predecessors, for more than 20 years. Youth programs are based on the 10 required WIA elements and embrace the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills competencies.

For more information about enrollment and participation in the Allen County program, contact Brenda McKinley at Ohio Means Jobs–Allen County at 419-999-0386.

Otterbein St. Marys expands respiratory therapy

ST. MARYS — Otterbein St. Marys Senior Lifestyle Community has announced it is teaming with its therapy department to provide respiratory therapy services through Alliance Rehab to all residents and outpatients.

Respiratory therapy is the education, diagnosis and treatment for people who are suffering from heart and lung problems. Respiratory therapists are clinicians who conduct tests to measure lung function and teach people to manage asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and other cardiac and lung disorders. Otterbein St. Marys offers respiratory and pulmonary rehabilitation with a focus on clinical delivery with nursing and physical rehabilitation services.

Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and aquatic therapy are integrated with respiratory therapy and pulmonary rehabilitation to create a full wellness program to meet the need of patients. Conditions commonly treated through the program include bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, pneumonia, asthma, COPD and influenza.

Treatments often include oxygen therapy, energy conservation techniques, exercise training and breathing strategies. Therapists use different equipment to measure O2 levels in the blood, lung volumes and flow, and sleep oxygen desaturation analysis.

Respiratory therapists will treat and educate patients to improve capabilities and allow them to lead a more independent lives. Upon discharge from therapy, patients will understand their respiratory care needs and will be able to adjust their lifestyle to meet those needs.

For questions regarding the respiratory therapy program at OSM, contact the therapy department at 419-394-6757.

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