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Leader Of Agency That Oversees Unemployment In Ohio Is Stepping Down

ODJFS Director Kim Henderson
Jo Ingles
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ODJFS Director Kim Henderson

The head of the state agency that oversees Ohio’s embattled unemployment system is stepping down. 

Gov. Mike DeWine says Dept of Job and Family Service Director Kim Henderson will move to North Carolina with her new husband and will step down March 8th. 

“At that time, our current Director of Administrative Services, Matt Damschroder, will move in as interim director at Jobs and Family Services," DeWine says.

DeWine says Henderson will serve in an advisory role until the end of April. The agency has been overwhelmed trying to process over two million COVID related unemployment claims - more than the total in the last six years and many thought to be fraudulent.

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Jo Ingles
Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.