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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Where are the workers in Greater Akron? ‘Right under your nose,’ chamber president says

The work initially focused on Summit, Medina and Portage counties, partly funded by the Summit and Medina Workforce Area, but it eventually expanded into a broader regional 11-county research project, led by the Fund for Our Economic Future.

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Survey reveals reasons behind labor shortage in Portage area

…workers want employers to include salary information in their job listings, freelance and contract work is a growing part of the job landscape, that COVID-19 has had a big impact on people looking for work, there are mixed feelings about vaccine mandates in the workplace, and workers have a high interest in job training and education. 

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The Changing Reality of Human Resource Management

Fund President Bethia Burke moderated a panel of human resources leaders who discussed the role’s evolution in the wake of recent workforce changes.

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We finally know what happened to all those Cleveland workers in the Great Resignation: Today in Ohio

And this was a survey of nearly 5,000 working adults across 11 counties in Northeast Ohio. And basically it shows that the great resignation is far from over.

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