2022 NODE August Virtual Partner Meeting

Meeting Recap and Recording – August 30, 2022

Where Are the Workers?

An initiative led by The Fund for Our Economic Future in partnership with ConxusNEO, the Summit/Medina Workforce Area Council of Governments, Policy Bridge and Team NEO recently completed an analysis of Northeast Ohio’s talent landscape in the wake of the pandemic. Results of a survey of 5,000 adults in Northeast Ohio and more than 600 employers across the region suggest that more than 400,000 people quit their jobs in the past year and another 300,000+ plan to do so this year—and that employers who succeed in the quest for talent will be those who recognize and respond to a work culture transformed by the events of the past 2+ years.

Attendees of the August NODE meeting heard from the leaders behind this work to explore these findings and their implications for business, economic development, workforce, policy and philanthropy.

Learn more about the initiative at wherearetheworkers.com.