2021 Impact Report
Why Did 400,000+ Quit Jobs in Region? It’s Complicated, Study Finds
While there are many anecdotal answers, Bethia Burke, president of Fund for Our Economic Future, says her organization went looking for the real reasons here in northeastern Ohio.
Paradox Prize pilot programs aim to attract and retain employees
The program is one of eight first piloted as part of The Paradox Prize program, which offered $75,000 to help get the program off the ground.
Job Sprawl Spillover
And that’s for workers who can commute by car. The Fund for Our Economic Future, in a 2015 report called “The Geography of Jobs” cites research showing that a job in Northeast Ohio that is 20 minutes away for a car commuter is almost 75 minutes away for a typical transit commuter.
The value of people, the power of place
Paying attention to what workers say matters. Even with concerns about a coming recession, talent shortages persist.
The Social Determinants of Thriving in the Workforce
A worker’s ability to succeed in their job is determined by a supporting framework of opportunities–called “social determinants of work.” This includes reliable transportation, dependable childcare, paid leave, and access to healthcare–to name a few.
A new survey asks: Where are the workers and what do they want?
“What we’re seeing in the results is that there is a sizable number of people who have shifted their perspective about what matters, and it is showing up in the choices they are making,” she said.
Manufacturers Can’t Find Workers. Where’d They Go?
Contributed by Ethan Karp to Forbes Manufacturers are not alone in wondering what has happened to the shrinking base of American workers over the last two
Where Are the Workers? Project launches website with new data and insights for Northeast Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Where Are the Workers?, a multiphase project delving into the labor shortage in Northeast Ohio, has created a new website to share its findings.
Where Are the Workers?
“No other resource provides such a deep, first-hand perspective of real workers.”