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THE GATEWAY GAZETTE
News from the Ohio Business Gateway Modernization Project
February 2018
In This Issue: 
::  Gateway Modernization Project Update
::  Updates to business.ohio.gov
::  Business News You Can Use: In-Demand Jobs Week
Hello!
Welcome to The Gateway Gazette, a short periodic update on the progress of the Ohio Business Gateway Modernization Project. 

We hope that you will find the information contained in The Gateway Gazette useful as we get closer to the State of Ohio launching a new, modernized Ohio Business Gateway. 

Feel free to  distribute any relevant content or information contained within The Gateway Gazette to anyone you think might find it useful. We want the entire Ohio business community to know what is going on with the Gateway Modernization Project.

Please also encourage anyone you think might be interested to sign up for The Gateway Gazette by visiting business.ohio.gov/gatewaymodernization.
MODERNIZATION PROJECT PROGRESS
Gateway Modernization Project Update
The Gateway Modernization Project has kicked off the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) portion of the project, where business users will gain access to the modernized Gateway and use it as they would to accomplish their daily tasks. The goal of UAT is to determine “fit for purpose,” verifying that the system is working as designed and intended.

You also might notice an uptick in the amount of information that you are seeing about the Gateway Modernization Project. That is because we are ramping up our outreach efforts to make sure that everyone is aware that the Ohio Business Gateway is undergoing a transformation and to prepare business users for that transition. 

 
UPDATES TO BUSINESS.OHIO.GOV
Watch the video above for more information about the changes coming to business.ohio.gov. 
The Ohio Business Gateway is not the only thing that is “under construction” throughout the course of the Modernization Project. Business.ohio.gov is also undergoing a modernization.
 
The new business.ohio.gov will incorporate the latest design and customer experience standards. It will have a more modern look and feel with larger text and photos, less buttons and more consolidated information. This new design will make the most important information for business users the easiest to find and make the site easier to navigate.
In addition, the search functionality on business.ohio.gov and the Gateway will be integrated, making it more powerful and comprehensive. Instead of having to leave the Gateway to search for information, tutorials or other helpful content, business users can simply type their search terms into the Gateway’s search bar and information housed in both business.ohio.gov and the Gateway will be displayed in the results.
 
Updating business.ohio.gov to the latest web-design standards is another way that the Gateway Modernization Project is fulfilling its mission of making doing business in Ohio easier and more efficient. 
 
BUSINESS NEWS YOU CAN USE
Business-related updates and news from around the State
In-Demand Jobs Week
May 7-11 is In-Demand Jobs Week!

In-Demand Jobs Week is a statewide celebration of jobs, industries and skills that are in-demand in Ohio. The purpose is to help students and job seekers learn and get excited about the careers that are available and in-demand in their local communities.

Students, job seekers, parents, and members of the community are encouraged to participate in events and activities locally to learn more about the in-demand occupations and skills in the area. Visit the
In-Demand Jobs Week Facebook page to find an event near you.
 
Access this information and more free tools to help prepare for In-Demand Jobs Week at
omj.ohio.gov/indemandjobsweek.

 
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