2019 Aligning Opportunities in Northeast Ohio Report

A Robust Northeast Ohio Workforce Will Require Awareness, Education and Advocacy Annual Team NEO data insights examine current misalignment of worker supply and demand Team NEO’s 2019 Aligning Opportunities in Northeast Ohio report provides data reflecting a misalignment of job opportunities and workforce in growing, high-potential industries, many offering family-sustaining wages. The report, prepared in[…]

Northeast Ohio to Add 20,700 Jobs Over the Next Five Years

Team NEO report explores occupation opportunities through 2023 Northeast Ohio is projected to add 20,700 jobs across all occupations over the next five years, including 8,500 new healthcare openings for practitioners, and technical and healthcare support personnel. Additionally, more than 1 million replacement workers will be needed over the next five years, including 160,000 in[…]

Northeast Ohio’s High Concentration of HQ Employment Creates Major Economic Advantages

Northeast Ohio boasts second-heaviest concentration of headquarters employment With nearly 187,000 workers supporting headquarters and professional services operations throughout the region, few locations rival Northeast Ohio. In fact, the region boasts the second-heaviest concentration of headquarters employment among the 20 largest metros in the U.S., with 68% more than the national average. Proportionately, the region[…]

Stark State College Expands Akron Footprint

Stark State College Adds More Education Options for In-Demand Careers Stark State College is poised to open the doors on its new facility under construction at 360 Perkins St. in Akron for classes next fall, offering Summit County residents another affordable education option for in-demand careers. Stark State, founded in 1960, is the fourth largest[…]

Results! Creating a Workforce System That Works for All

WorkAdvance Shows Positive Results in Pilot Program As participants in the national WorkAdvance program, Northeast Ohio, along with Tulsa, Oklahoma and two sites in New York, learned first-hand how an aligned, coordinated workforce system can create real results for a community. The five-year pilot program focused on low-skilled job seekers, providing them with a variety[…]

Creating Growth & Opportunity for Northeast Ohioans

With a workforce of two million strong, Northeast Ohio’s diverse talent pool is one of the region’s greatest assets. Home to more than 25 accredited colleges and universities, the region provides access to skilled talent in a number of diverse fields that support our regional economy.  As a skilled workforce is a necessary component to[…]