The city is trying to rebound after losing several thousand DHL jobs
WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) The governor joins in a celebration of a southwest Ohio city adding new jobs as it slowly recovers from a steep downturn during the recession.
Gov. John Kasich, business leaders and local officials gather Thursday at Southern State Community College to draw attention to commitments to create more than 440 jobs around the city of Wilmington by a variety of employers over the next three years.
The city became a national focal point for demonstrating how badly some communities were hit during the recession. When DHL moved its delivery operations out of the Wilmington Air Park, thousands of jobs left a county of about 42,000 people.
Work has been rebounding at the air park and other companies are expanding or adding Wilmington operations.