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Manufacturers Can’t Find Workers. Where’d They Go?
Manufacturers Can’t Find Workers. Where’d They Go?
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

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? Project launches website with new data and insights for Northeast Ohio
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.

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2022 Women of Note: Bethia Burke
2022 Women of Note: Bethia Burke

Bethia Burke does not really like to talk about herself, but if you get her started, she has no problem talking at length about her work at the Fund for Our Economic Future.

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Wean Foundation Board of Directors Meets at Amphitheater
Wean Foundation Board of Directors Meets at Amphitheater

Bethia Burke, president of the Cleveland-based Fund for Our Economic Future, was the guest speaker at the meeting. She shared insights from her fund’s “Where are the Workers” analysis.

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“No other resource provides such a deep, first-hand perspective of real workers.
Where Are the Workers?
Where Are the Workers?

“No other resource provides such a deep, first-hand perspective of real workers.”

The Fund for Our Economic Future on Thursday announced Laketran as the Grand Prize winner of The Paradox Prize.
Laketran Wins $25,000 Paradox Prize Grand Prize; MetroHealth Receives President’s Award
Laketran Wins $25,000 Paradox Prize Grand Prize; MetroHealth Receives President’s Award

The Fund for Our Economic Future on Thursday announced Laketran as the Grand Prize winner of The Paradox Prize.

The Fund for Our Economic Future invites data visualization and design firms or
consultants to submit a quote for a user-friendly, interactive dashboard by June 20, 2022.
Fund seeks quotes for data dashboards for Where Are the Workers
Fund seeks quotes for data dashboards for Where Are the Workers

The Fund for Our Economic Future invites data visualization and design firms or
consultants to submit a quote for a user-friendly, interactive dashboard by June 20, 2022.

This is the first tool to provide site selection metrics that directly impact ESG strategies and initiatives, and it enables decision-makers to include considerations of talent, equity and sustainability alongside traditional factors related to time, risk and cost.
Location matters: New ESG Tool highlights importance of holistic approach to site selection
Location matters: New ESG Tool highlights importance of holistic approach to site selection

This is the first tool to provide site selection metrics that directly impact ESG strategies and initiatives, and it enables decision-makers to include considerations of talent, equity and sustainability alongside traditional factors related to time, risk and cost.

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