Pilot Program Helps Job Seekers Land and Keep Employment

By Jay Miller, Crain's Cleveland Business

A pilot program tested in Northeast Ohio shows promise at connecting low-income job-seekers to quality jobs that can lead to long-term careers and higher earnings.

The program, coordinated locally by the nonprofit Towards Employment and supported by the Fund for Our Economic Future and national funders, is a response to employers' continuing need for prepared and reliable talent, especially as baby boomers leave the workforce in large numbers.

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