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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.

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Recent News From the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Location, Location, Labor: What We’re Learning from Small and Midsize Urban Manufacturers in Ohio

While locating in an urban area helps, many small and midsize manufacturers still struggle to find suitable employees. What other barriers do they face, and how can local leaders and service providers help? Find out.

Cleveland—Slow Improvement Continues

Economic conditions in the Cleveland metro area continue to improve. The unemployment rate fell 0.9 percentage points in the 12 months leading up to May 2018. Along with a drop in the unemployment rate, the Cleveland metro area is seeing median home values rise. Also, consumer debt per capita and the credit card delinquency rate remain at relatively low levels compared to the metro area’s recent past despite recent slight increases in both. Read more.

Cincinnati—Positive Conditions Continue

The Cincinnati region is seeing its lowest unemployment rates in nearly 17 years despite a rise of 0.1 percentage points in the metro area’s unemployment rate in April. And in the 12 months leading up to December 2017, employment in the area grew 1.4 percent, compared with 0.8 percent growth across Ohio. Per capita GDP grew roughly 2.5 percent in the Cincinnati metro area in 2016 after being adjusted for inflation; this gain was notably stronger than the gains registered in Ohio or the United States during the same period. Finally, while per capita consumer debt levels have drifted down slightly, credit card delinquency rates have drifted up slightly. Read more.

State of Working Ohio 2018

State of Working Ohio 2018 – Inequality amid job growth report from Policy Matters Ohio shows the economy is good, as measured by job growth but low wages persist in Ohio. Download the report here.

SNAP E&T: AN OVERVIEW

Join us to learn more about SNAP Employment & Training

September 24 at 1pm ET

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers Employment & Training resources for recipients of food support. These resources, known as SNAP E&T vary from county to county and aren’t often integrated into other workforce programs available through TANF or WIOA. The consequence is that Ohio is leaving federal dollars on the table.

 

 

Join the Ohio Workforce Coalition for an overview of SNAP E&T. Invited speakers include:

  • Kermit Kaleba, Federal Policy Director for the National Skills Coalition,
  • Graham Bowman with the Ohio Poverty Law Center, and
  • Jennifer Marshall, VP of Human Resources and Workforce Development at Goodwill Columbus and recent participant in USDA’s national SNAP to Skill Learning Academy.

Participants will get an update about federal policy considerations, an outline of State of Ohio SNAP activity, and an overview of how to think about SNAP E&T as a local community partner in Ohio.

Register for the free webinar here.

Event: Defining the Opioid Epidemic. Human and Economic Costs

Defining the Opioid Epidemic: Human and Economic Costs
A panel with Cleveland Fed Senior Policy Analyst Kyle Fee

 

September 20, 7:30am – Noon

Registration is limited to 100. Register ASAP to reserve your seat.

Skillful Webinar

Did you miss the Skillful Webinar? Listen to the recording here.

On August 27 the Ohio Workforce Coalition and TalentNEO hosted a webinar on Skillful, a collaboration of businesses, state government, non-profits, and educators forging a new way of creating and accessing opportunity

Director Ryan Burgess from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation shared an overview of Ohio’s engagement in the Skillful Network. Joe Barela, Director of Skillful Colorada, and Melissa Rey, Associate at Skillful Colorado, shared the importance of skills-based strategies and how you can access the Skillful tools.

Listen to the recording

Join us to learn more about Skillful

Join us for a Skillful Webinar

Join the Ohio Workforce Coalition and TalentNEO on August 27 at 1:00pm EST to learn about Skillful, a collaboration of businesses, state government, non-profits, and educators forging a new way of creating and accessing opportunity.

Director Ryan Burgess from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation will share an overview of Ohio’s engagement in the Skillful Network. Joe Barela, Director of Skillful Colorado will tell us more about his work, the importance of skills-based strategies, and how you can access their tools.

Register for this free webinar.

Ohio Gubernatorial Candidates – Workforce Development Positions

Welcome Governor Elect DeWine.  We look forward to working with you on important workforce development opportunities in Ohio.

Follow the link to find the DeWine-Husted Workforce Development position.