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    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.

New research: investing in frontline workers helps bottom line in tough economy


We are excited to forward the just-released From Hidden Costs to High Returns: Unlocking the Potential of the Lower-Wage Workforce, a ground-breaking report by the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP) that was funded by the Hitachi Foundation. The report highlights the innovative approaches employers are taking to meet immediate and future workforce needs in today’s challenging economy.

The purpose of NNSP’s research was to document and increase awareness of the innovative approaches companies like Northrop Grumman, CVS, Louisiana’s Bollinger Shipyards, Visiting Nurses Association, Wheatland Tube, and many others are taking to develop their lower-wage workers, and to show that these efforts are good both for business and for workers.

To download a copy of this report, click here or go to the Insight’s Center’s website at www.insightcced.org.

We are releasing this business brief on Wednesday August 11 and are asking for your help by posting a brief description on your website with a link to the brief, sharing the brief with your private sector, public sector, and legislative networks, and emailing it to media contacts. Widely disseminating this brief will help:

  • Change the perception that lower-wage workers are an expendable resource, replacing it with a perception that they can be a valuable asset
  • Increase awareness of the benefits that accrue to businesses when they invest in lower wage workers and the key factors that lead to success
  • Show that this approach is one that business leaders consider eminently doable, is one that innovative businesses are embracing, and is one that reflects well on business leaders who champion the approach
  • Increase policy makers’ understanding of the approach innovative business leaders are taking to strengthen both their business and their lower-wage workforce, in order to encourage supportive policy, especially at the federal level

Thank you for supporting the sector approach and for your willingness to help us publicize this work. We’re providing some draft messages below to include when you forward the brief to your networks, blog about it, or share it in other ways. Please feel free to tailor them as you see fit.

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