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Conexus Workforce Development Initiative Launches in Summit County

By Dan Shingler, Crain's Cleveland Business

Summit County businesses starved for talent got a new ally as county, Akron and business leaders announced the unveiling of a new workforce development effort dubbed Conexus.

The project -- which replaces the Summit Workforce Solutions initiative and has been in the works for a year now -- will combine heavy data analysis with on-the-ground work among businesses, schools and advocates to match the needs of employers with the educational opportunities for students and other local residents.

“We know that Conexus will create more opportunities for people who have been left behind,” Conexus president Sue Lacy told an audience of community and business leaders gathered March 15 to hear about the new effort.

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