What Northeast Ohio workers want most

by | Mar 28, 2023

By Sam Allard for Axios Cleveland

Though flexibility is increasingly important to regional workers, wages are still the preeminent factor when it comes to job quality in Northeast Ohio.

Driving the news: The most important benefit cited by workers in every generation was a good wage, according to a new report from The Fund for our Economic Future.

  • The Strengthening Workplaces report analyzed data from a 2021 survey of more than 5,000 workers in the region in an attempt to create a roadmap for local employers.

Why it matters: Companies are continuing to adjust to a post-pandemic economy where they have to compete for workers, instead of workers having to compete for jobs.

The big picture: One-third of workers in Northeast Ohio began their current job within the previous 12 months, per the report.

What they’re saying: “We’ve watched in real time employers wrestle with what to change and how,” said Bethia Burke, president of The Fund for our Economic Future.

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