Honda R&D to Boost Ohio’s Job Count By 175
According to a recent press release by The Columbus Dispatch reports, JobsOhio and Honda R&D Americas, Inc. announced a grant partnership intended to support and promote a growing, high tech workforce at the company’s Ohio Center in Union County.
This scheduled expansion is projected to create around 175 new high tech jobs. Contacts at the Ohio Center (which is also Honda’s 2nd largest Research and Development Center in the world) have been trusted with the task of crafting the advanced technologies, Powersports, and automobile products that can bring value to the clients of Acura and Honda in North America and beyond.
Frank Paluch, the president of Honda R&D Americas said in the news release, “We have been building our team of innovative Honda engineers in the state of Ohio for more than three decades.” “And as Honda takes on these new challenges to meet the future needs of our clients, we continue to fashion a next-generation labor force through investing in our communities, our operations, and our associates to promote the growing high tech presence here in Raymond, Ohio”.
JobsOhio will assist the operation with a JobsOhio R&D Center Grant, a $1.2 Million Workforce Grant, and JobsOhio’s Talent Acquisition services.
JobsOhio’s senior managing director for automotive, Kristi Tanner pointed out that “Honda R&D America’s investment in Raymond, Ohio is an imperative step forward in building the next generation of mobility.”
She was glad Honda decided to work on its cutting-edge innovations at the State Capital, where they can also partner with other firms including 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, Connected Marysville, and TRC.
Through advancing its human interface and driver assisted systems, Honda R&D Americas will finally introduce highly automated driving capabilities and bring us a step closer to a collision-free society. In addition, this new goal builds upon the earlier broadcasted plans for Acura and Honda Vehicles to feature highly automated freeway driving abilities by 2020.