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Crain's Cleveland Business
Op-ed: Being a bad employer is never a competitive advantage
Op-ed: Being a bad employer is never a competitive advantage

As job growth slows and the potential for a recession looms, how much longer will employers care about what workers want and need? My answer: There is no labor market in which being a bad employer is a competitive advantage.

Cleveland Magazine
2022 Community Leader of the Year: Sean Watterson
2022 Community Leader of the Year: Sean Watterson

The Fund for Our Economic Future formalized the work Watterson had been doing informally by selecting him to lead a one-year project on how to help the local hospitality industry.

Crain's Cleveland Business
Lack of data makes it tough to measure true scope of teacher shortage
Lack of data makes it tough to measure true scope of teacher shortage

Educators in the report — broadly, people working in education, but not just teachers — were more likely on average to say they had too much to do at work, Addison said. More educators had reported calling in sick due to burnout in the past year. And while educators weren’t leaving the field en masse during the pandemic, Addison said she thought they were more likely to leave this year.

Crain's Cleveland Business
What makes a business an employer of choice?
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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The Fund for Our Economic Future today announced two new members of its staff, Director of Operations Erskine Bevel and Director of Communications and Engagement Reanna Karousis.
Fund for Our Economic Future Announces New Operations and Communications Leadership
Fund for Our Economic Future Announces New Operations and Communications Leadership

The Fund for Our Economic Future today announced two new members of its staff, Director of Operations Erskine Bevel and Director of Communications and Engagement Reanna Karousis.

“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.

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