Where Are the Workers?

News headlines underscore a growing crisis among businesses: A severe shortage of talent for current and future positions.

The Where are the Workers analysis is being led by Fund for Our Economic Future, Team NEO, ConxusNEO, PolicyBridge, with funding support from The Kresge Foundation, Deaconess Foundation and the Summit & Medina Workforce Area Council of Governments. Together, we are working to understand the question on everyone’s mind: Where are the workers?

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Will people rejoin the workforce? How many workers will quit this year? Survey of 5,000 Northeast Ohioans offers clues

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Despite the all the turnover during the “Great Resignation,” 1-in-5 workers in the Northeast Ohio are still thinking of quitting in the next year.
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Research Updates

Employers, workforce agencies, policymakers, and others needed answers yesterday, so we won’t be waiting for the ink to dry on the final report to share key insights and answer questions. Read on for updates on the work as it progresses.

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Sara McCarthy is the Fund's Director of Communications.