Governor talks jobs, veterans at WSU

Governor Kasich at Wright State University
Governor Kasich at Wright State University

FAIRBORN, Ohio – (WDTN) – In a stop at Wright State University Friday, Ohio’s governor explained how vital America’s veterans are to the work force.

Governor John Kasich says hiring veterans increases the quality of America’s workforce.   “I like to say if you can drive a truck from Kabul to Kandihar, you can drive a truck from Dayton to Cleveland without a CDL license and a lot of rigmarole,” said the governor.

He also said the military is a great training ground for employment and creates the best and brightest natural, drug free leaders.

Wright State provides a number of services for veterans, like academic credits for military training and experience as well as courses designed specifically for vets and military students.

Veterans are primed to decrease Ohio’s unemployment numbers.  The seasonally adjusted rate for February in the Buckey State is 6.5 percent – a drop from 6.9 in January.  The national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

According to the governor’s policies, the plan to improve jobless numbers is to academically prepare students as early as first grade, exposing them to subjects in school that will lead to the right occupations.

The jobs, Kasich says, will be there, but it’s up to Ohio to create the right environment for hiring. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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