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News 2014

News 2014




Portman to Host Energy Jobs and Career Fair


MEDIA ADVISORY – Portman to Host Energy Jobs and Career Fair

Washington, D.C. (September 22, 2014) – On Friday, September 26, 2014, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), along with the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and Belmont College, will host an Energy Jobs and Career Fair. With companies, educational institutions, and training agencies participating, this fair will provide an opportunity for job seekers to discover training and employment opportunities in the energy sector.


“Eastern Ohio is at the forefront of cutting edge technology, particularly in the field of oil and natural gas development and exploration,” said Portman. “As oil and gas production in the region ramps up, companies will need to fill thousands of skilled positions. This career fair will connect Ohioans with potential employers and enable us to take full advantage of this great natural resource.”


To better prepare a new wave of American workers, Portman worked closely with Ohio’s colleges, including Belmont College, career tech centers, employers, and students to draft and introduce the CAREER Act. This bipartisan bill helps ensure that federal job training dollars are used to equip workers with industry-recognized and regionally relevant credentials. All four key components of this legislation are reflected in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which was signed into law by the President in July.


What: Energy Jobs and Career Fair Presented by:

  • U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
  • Ohio Oil and Gas Association
  • Belmont College

When: Friday, September 26, 2014

  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Belmont College

  • Horizon Hall
  • 68094 Hammond Road
  • St. Clairsville, OH 43950


NOTE: Portman will greet job seekers at 10:00 AM and will participate in a Media Availability following his opening remarks.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact the press office at (202) 224-5190 or


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