Archives for 2022

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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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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2021 Impact Report

2021 Impact Report: Connecting the Dots Our 2021 Impact Report demonstrates how our Fund forges connections to advance our mission.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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