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where are the workers?

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Connecting the Dots

Read our latest impact report to explore how the Fund forges connections to advance equitable economic growth across Northeast Ohio.

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Fund for Our Economic Future 2021 Impact Report


In the News

A seat at the table: Small community funder joins Fund for Our Economic Future board

"We sit somewhere at the intersection of grantmaking and what needs to be done," Burke said. Bringing Uhle on the board adds a partner with direct ties in the community where the Fund's policies are focused.
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Short-staffed: Employers must adapt to worker sentiment post-COVID-19

Examples include employees working from home or part-time, returning to school or enrolling in job training programs, or quitting jobs to take gig work. 
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Where are the workers? Employers must adapt to worker sentiment post-COVID-19

“Flexibility is a baseline factor of being competitive for talent,” she explains. “Thinking about this up front will help employers in the long-term.”
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Op-ed: Being a bad employer is never a competitive advantage

As job growth slows and the potential for a recession looms, how much longer will employers care about what workers want and need? My answer: There is no labor market in which being a bad employer is a competitive advantage.
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Where Are the Teachers?

How did Northeast Ohio educators fare in the pandemic, and what do they want and need out of work? Here’s what they told us.
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Jobs to People; People to Jobs

The coverage emphasizes the economic imperative of growing job hubs and advancing mobility solutions, strategies shaped and advanced by the Fund for Our Economic Future for more than a decade.
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On Juneteenth…

As this holiday enters the mainstream—declared a national holiday just last year—it’s important for us to remember that truly honoring the struggle that Black people have faced and continue to overcome cannot start and end at Juneteenth.
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Replay: Webinar on Working-Age Adult Survey Data

On June 8, we hosted a public webinar showcasing the latest insights from our working-age adult survey and sharing what's next for this work. Watch the replay and access slides from the presentation here.
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