Ohio lawmakers are mulling over potential legislation that would reduce the time needed for cosmetology-related licenses. Currently, it takes 250 hours of training to become a licensed hair stylist in Ohio, which is 100 hours more than it takes for an E.M.T. to get licensed.
Today on All Sides, we discuss the apparent disconnect between the need for certification and the demand for the workforce, and how some licensing requirements disproportionately limit women, minorities, and former felons.
Julie Graber , CEO, GenderEQA
Iris Cooper , owner, JustAskIris!, adjunct professor of marketing, Columbus State Community College
Greg Lawson , senior policy analyst, Buckeye Institute