What Do Employers Need?


The cry for more talent is becoming a crescendo.

Yesterday during a meeting with leaders of area chambers of commerce, one suburban president said the number one issue she’s hearing from employers is the need for talent — everything from entry-level workers to high-skilled technicians. The other chamber presidents at the table nodded in agreement. One said she got a call from an employer who needs 20 workers — immediately.

There are lots of organizations in Northeast Ohio that are working on workforce and talent issues. Advance Northeast Ohio is striving to make those organizations more effective in meeting employers needs.

The Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board is taking a step in the right direction by surveying employers regarding their staffing needs. Please take the survey now.

And I hope you’ll start a conversation here on the best ways for the region’s Workforce Investment Boards to help out our employers.

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# Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/20/2007 – 09:29.

Maybe the lack of applicants is related to the wages and benefits. Employers should think about offering a “living wage” in order to achieve a talented and full workforce.

Author: advance759