Cuyahoga County Putting Together Jobs Program

by | Jun 26, 2018

By Jay Miller, Crain’s Cleveland Business


A $2.5 million public-private collaborative to close the talent gap in three key industry sectors in Cuyahoga County was unveiled Tuesday, June 26, before Cuyahoga County Council.


The administration of county executive Armond Budish was closed-mouth about the plan, which won’t be discussed by the full county council until after committee hearings, in part because the full funding has not been lined up.


It issued a brief statement: “In a few weeks, a partnership to solve for this huge challenge — and opportunity — will be detailed publicly for the first time, and is the result of a two-year due diligence process among multiple public and private entities. This partnership, leveraging insight gleaned from the best and most successful programs across the country, will play an integral role in creating long-term economic growth and vitality within Cuyahoga County by providing employers with greater access to a skilled workforce, while also providing job seekers with more efficient linkage to careers built on good jobs with good wages.”


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