The Social Determinants of Thriving in the Workforce

by | Jul 22, 2022

Recent news about a strong job market may sound like great news for workers. But in Ohio, even as the economy appears to be rebounding, vacancies and high turnover remain. In a recent survey of over 750 local employers by the Fund for our Economic Future, nearly 80% confirmed that they are struggling to not only attract, but also retain employees.

The COVID pandemic has ushered in a new reality for workers, especially women, and access to economic opportunity has become about more than just going to work. A worker’s ability to succeed in their job is determined by a supporting framework of opportunities–called “social determinants of work.” This includes reliable transportation, dependable childcare, paid leave, and access to healthcare–to name a few.

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