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300 jobs will be lost in consolidation of company that got tax credit to keep jobs in Ohio
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, September 30, 2013 10:32 PM EDT
More than 300 jobs will be lost in the consolidation of a wireless voice and data business that received a tax credit recommended by Ohio's privatized nonprofit job creation board.
The JobsOhio board created by Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sikz) administration to lead Ohio's economic development efforts recommended the $4.5 million tax credit to keep Verizon in the state.
Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols says the tax credit saved other Verizon jobs in Ohio. JobsOhio spokeswoman Laura Jones says there's a net positive of 500 jobs.
Verizon spokeswoman Lauren Merritt says the company is trying to consolidate operations and make better use of its real estate.
Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com