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where are the workers?

(and what do they need?)

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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

What makes a business an employer of choice?

The organization Bethia Burke leads, the Fund for Our Economic Future, recently has surveyed thousands of workers and hundreds of employers. And those surveys make it clear, Burke said, that beyond competitive wages, businesses that want to be an employer of choice need to create workplaces with better communication and more flexibility.
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Ohio Business Magazine’s ‘Ohio 500’ List Includes Fund Leaders

Fund President Bethia Burke, along with many leaders across our funding member organizations, appeared on the inaugural Ohio 500 list from Ohio Business Magazine naming "the most powerful and influential people in Ohio."
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Teacher burnout is real, and it’s leading to a shortage of educators in some areas

The Fund For Our Economic Future has a report looking at what workers are quitting, why they’re leaving, and where they’re going to.
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Ohio’s Paradox Prize projects offer transit solutions for car-dependent communities

“Transportation is everyone’s business,” said Bethia Burke, president of the Fund for Our Economic Future. “Improving job access for the 4 million-plus residents who call Northeast Ohio home is imperative for anyone working toward a more equitable economy.”
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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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