Archives for December, 2021

How a Shifting Financial Position May Be Impacting Worker Choices

Improved financial position may have enabled a significant number of workers to step onto the sideline—but that party may be ending soon.

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A survey of Northeast Ohio employers and workers aims to shed light on hiring struggles

The “Where Are the Workers?” survey will seek insights from employers and working-age adults in two phases.

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Where Are the Workers? New survey will ask thousands of real people to find out

By Sean McDonnell, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — No one seems to know how to solve the labor shortage, but the Fund for Our Economic Future is embarking

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Take Our Regional Employer Survey

Now through January 10, we’re joining partners across the region to ask businesses to participate in our Regional Employer Survey. If you are a business owner, hiring manager, human resources professional or other leader tasked with finding and retaining talent in Northeast Ohio, we want to hear from you.

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Why women are leaving the workforce and how employers can get them back

“Why aren't women going back to work? There's a couple of key reasons. One is the availability and affordability of childcare. Affordability was an issue long
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Pandemic aid will keep Oberlin’s expanded bus service running through 2023

Its hours and service area were expanded in 2021 after Oberlin won a $100,000 Paradox Prize grant from The Fund for Our Economic Future.

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Working families battling worsening transportation barriers, which drive away employment interest

CLEVELAND — More and more jobs throughout Northeast Ohio are hiring but for many, the struggle of finding applicants remains. While incentives are helping get new hires through the door, getting to and from the job may be the biggest barrier in keeping employees.

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Transportation pilot makes case for greater fare equity

A recent collaboration between the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and The Centers for Families and Children—which included 12 months of free monthly transit passes to workforce development program participants—demonstrated how lives can change when access to transportation is more affordable.

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Anecdotes and Evidence—A National Scan of Worker Shortage Analyses

This post takes stock of what national data and analyses can—or can’t—explain relative to the current state of the Northeast Ohio labor market. The chart below summarizes what we learned after exploring three questions:

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