Clark, Champaign counties to study wages, benefits in region


Clark and Champaign counties are kicking off a wage and benefit study beginning this week that will allow area companies to get a better grasp on whether they are offering competitive pay and benefits to their workers.

The counties have each conducted similar studies in the past, said Amy Donahoe, director of workforce development for the Chamber of Great Springfield. But this survey will be the first time that five counties have collaborated.

READ MORE: Clark State expands degree program in growing field

About 100 Clark County businesses have completed the survey in past years, but working with other counties will provide a more extensive view of what’s happening throughout the region, Donahoe said. Madison, Union and Logan counties will also take part in the survey.

“It’s the first time we have included a regional approach with the other four counties,” Donahoe said.

The survey will only collect information on benefits. Information on wages will come from data compiled by the Dayton Development Coalition. Employers will have access to both the wages and benefit information once the study results are released.

Employers who complete the study will receive a summary of the findings in September, said Marcia Bailey, director of the Champaign Economic Partnership. Employers who don’t participate will still be able to review the report, but not until January.

DETAILS: Navistar to lay off more than 80 workers in Springfield

Clark County has conducted a similar survey every other year since 2007. The last time Champaign County conducted a similar study was 2012. Wendy Gradwohl, an associate professor and chairwoman of the Department of Business at Wittenberg University, will lead the study.

Information about individual businesses will remain confidential.

The survey can be accessed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_Regional_Wage_and_Benefit_Study.

In Champaign County, employers can take the survey online at the CEP’s website at cepohio.com.

It will be available through June 24.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community News

Ohio governor candidates on the issues: Jobs and the economy

On Sept. 19, governor candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are taking part in their first debate at the University of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate. The debate will be moderated by News Center 7 anchor James Brown. Questions will be asked by Dayton Daily News Columbus...
Hurricane safety: 15 tips that could save your life during a storm
Hurricane safety: 15 tips that could save your life during a storm

Here are some safety tips emergency management and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are offering that could save your life during a hurricane:Evacuation 1. If you are ordered to evacuate, you need to evacuate. The best way to stay safe is to be away from the storm's landfall. The orders to evacuate are issued based on historical flood...
South Charleston resident treats Clark County Sheriff’s Office to catered lunch
South Charleston resident treats Clark County Sheriff’s Office to catered lunch

Pulled pork and brisket is a good way to show first responders from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office what they do matters. That’s according to South Charleston resident Jim Bealer, who bought the sheriff’s office lunch Tuesday afternoon. More than 200 employees got to eat a free meal catered by Rudy’s Smokehouse all paid for...
Great white shark lair discovered in middle of Pacific Ocean, dubbed ‘White Shark Café’
Great white shark lair discovered in middle of Pacific Ocean, dubbed ‘White Shark Café’

Great white sharks off the coasts of California and Mexico, known as northeastern Pacific whites, spend their time between August and December feeding on seals and other marine life up and down the West Coast, but then they disappear into a remote, seemingly empty area of the ocean halfway to Hawaii. >> Read more trending news  Now researchers...
‘Gray Man’ ghost makes appearance before major hurricanes, legend says
‘Gray Man’ ghost makes appearance before major hurricanes, legend says

The ghost of the Gray Man is an enduring legend that originated on Pawleys Island, South Carolina and dates back more than 200 years. >> Read more trending news  If you see the Gray Man, a massive hurricane is on its way, but your home will be spared, according to folklore. Sightings of the mysterious spectral figure started around...
More Stories