Despite today’s announcement about slower job growth nationally, Northeast Ohio and other regions across the United States are dealing with worker shortages and those shortages are only expected to worsen as Baby Boomers retire. The worker shortage even applies to the world of manufacturing, where headlines about job cuts are much more common.
MAGNET is working to address the disconnect between employers and potential employees through a couple of programs, its Dream It! Do It! campaign and its JobMagnet web site. In the first two weeks of operation the jobs site attracted more than 1,000 people looking for jobs in manufacturing. Greg Krizman of MAGNET is impressed by that number since the marketing effort for the web site — which includes billboards throughout the region — didn’t start until this week.
If you want to learn more about what’s happening in manufacturing in Northeast Ohio, listen to WTAM on Saturday morning from 7 to 9 a.m. Bill Barnes of MAGNET will be interviewed by Bob Becker. Guests include Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones.
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