COLUMBUS, Ohio - Governor John Kasich signed an executive order, creating a new office to help legal immigrants successfully integrate into Ohio.
The order creates the Office of Opportunities for New Americans and New Americans Advisory Committee with the purpose of helping legal immigrants more successfully become part of Ohio and find job opportunities in the state.
"Ohio was built by immigrants and to continue building we need new people from wherever we can find them,” said Kasich. “As we have become one of the nation’s top job creators, our businesses increasingly need a robust pipeline of hard-working people. The Buckeye State is a great, welcoming place to work and raise a family, and whether you are from Indiana or India, New England or Old England, we want you in Ohio.”
The new office will help to ensure legal immigrants successfully integrate into communities by breaking down barriers in state government to improve workforce development opportunities.
A new website has also been launched to help new immigrants better navigate available state programs. That can be found at www.NewAmericans.Ohio.Gov.