Job preparation

Eliminating the Income Gap

Eliminating racial disparities in economic outcomes isn’t just the right thing to do. Our success depends on it.

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The Cost of Excluding Ohioans With Records From Work

Collateral sanctions block or restrict those with a felony conviction from accessing certain kinds of jobs, serving as a de facto life sentence.

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Legal Restrictions on Formerly Incarcerated Ohioans Close Pathways to 1.3 Million Jobs

An estimated 1.3 million Ohio jobs are off limits to Ohioans with previous criminal convictions.

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Seeking Sector Partnership Intermediary in Manufacturing

Workforce Connect will leverage sector partnerships to develop solutions to talent needs.

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Connecting to a Career. Extraordinary.

Choosing extraordinary means committing to a vision.

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The Two Tomorrows

Being average is a choice. So is being extraordinary. The Two Tomorrows defines regional priorities for a better tomorrow.

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Job Creation Growth & Opportunity Impact Assessment

In 2017, we set out to better understand whether the jobs, payroll and capital gains of our job creation grantees advance Growth & Opportunity.

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Redefining Workforce Development in Northeast Ohio

This pilot demonstrated an ability to deliver workforce services more effectively for low-income individuals and connect employers to talent.

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Growth & Opportunity: A Call to Action

This report offers a snapshot of Northeast Ohio’s economy and defines strategies to advance economic growth and equitable access to opportunity.

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Growth & Opportunity Framing Paper

This paper highlights research linking economic inequality and economic growth and offers a collaborative framework for addressing this issue.

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