Op-ed: For workers, it’s a ‘good job’ that makes the difference

Published: November 15, 2022 01:43 PM Author: Jill Rizika Read the full Op-ed on Crain’s Getty Images/iStock | Paid training, employer-sponsored training or ongoing on-the-job training such as apprenticeships are critical, writes Jill Rizika. Jill Rizika is executive director of Towards Employment. The Fund for our Economic Future’s “Where Are the Workers” report characterized the…

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MAGNET’s new headquarters aims for more

Published October 28, 2022 11:00 AM Written by Rachel Abbey McCafferty Read the full article on Crain’s Roger Mastroianni | The purpose of the new headquarters is not just to serve as a new home for MAGNET; it's to highlight manufacturing careers and processes. The heart of MAGNET’s work has long been manufacturers. But with…

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The Social Determinants of Thriving in the Workforce

“What do we need to do differently? We’re not trying to fix the workers. We have to fix the work, and we have to fix the system.” – Jill Rizika In-person forum on Friday, July 22, 2022 View the recap at The City Club of Cleveland   Speakers Bishara Addison Director, Job Preparation, The Fund…

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United Way and partners to tackle ‘social determinants of work’

Reneé Timberlake Training programs focused on specific industries are good at helping people advance in their careers. Now, we know that they can address racial disparities in employment too, writes Deondre’ Jones of MDRC. Article by Lydia Coutré Crain’s Cleveland Business Published July 8, 2022 Read the the full article at Crain’s Cleveland   In…

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Industry-focused training has the power to reduce inequities in employment

Training programs focused on specific industries are good at helping people advance in their careers. Now, we know that they can address racial disparities in employment too, writes Deondre’ Jones of MDRC. Commentary by Deondre’ Jones Work Shift Published February 16, 2022 Read the the full article at WorkShift   Many policymakers are bullish on training…

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The Pandemic Wrecked Millions of Careers. These 6 People Built New Ones.

For some, the Covid-19 crisis presented an opportunity to change course. For each, it was a big risk on a new future. Gillian Friedman and Emma Goldberg The New York Times Published March 23, 2022 Updated March 26, 2022 Read the full article on The New York Times When the pandemic struck in 2020, entire industries were…

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Health systems work with On-Ramp program to turn jobs into careers

Scott Suttel Cain’s Cleveland Business Published February 20, 2022 04:00 AM Read the full article on Cain’s website Northeast Ohio’s three big health care systems — Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth and University Hospitals — are working with a variety of community partners on a project to train workers quickly for entry-level positions that offer a path…

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Voices of Unity: ‘Towards Employment’

By: Jazmin Bailey Posted: Sep 28, 2021 / 06:11 AM EDT Updated: Sep 28, 2021 / 06:12 AM EDT View on Fox 8 CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A Northeast Ohio organization is helping build up the community by helping people find new careers. FOX 8’s Jazmin Bailey takes a look at “Towards Employment” in this week’s Voices of…

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