You are currently viewing Cleveland workers seeking new careers amid job market rebound

Cleveland workers seeking new careers amid job market rebound

GCP was a partner organization for On-Demand Jobs Week, which took place statewide the first week of May. Bringing job seekers the latest news on lucrative work requires outreach, whether through service provider partners or word of mouth from former program participants.

The organization also connects low-income adults to sustainable careers through a partnership with the OhioMeansJobs Young Adult Resource Center. Additionally, GCP member companies, partners and other community stakeholders connect with Cleveland Metropolitan School District students through PACE, an initiative that focuses on raising awareness of careers in the lower grades before moving on. exploration, planning, internships and jobs for senior graduates.

“Pre-COVID off-the-table programming is what our employers are looking at now,” Marbury said. “Concepts including industry partnerships, apprenticeships and business collaborations are new tools.”

The pandemic has opened professional minds to a whole new set of possibilities, noted Robert Half regional manager Jill Turski, whose service area includes Toledo, Cleveland, Beachwood and North Olmsted. Referring to the agency’s survey, Turski said nearly a third of American workers have a desire to pursue a more meaningful and fulfilling career.

Administrative and customer support encompasses some of the general openings encountered by Robert Half. Healthcare is seeing an increase in the number of revenue cycle analysts and front-end developers – in law, lawyers with four to nine years of experience are in high demand.

“As teams take on more and more projects, employers say we need to increase our workforce,” Turski said. “That could mean adding permanent positions or hiring contract workers. Contract workers can help with heavier workloads and allow businesses to scale up or down.”

Employers also need to be concerned about retention, especially among young professionals who can move on if they feel unchallenged, said Damschroder of the ODJFS. To this end, managers invest in development, performance appraisal and mentoring programs that benefit all employees.

“Someone in a manufacturing company can get certified for the robotic technology that company uses or for different software tools to limit future workforce acquisition costs,” Damschroder said. “Employers have to be creative, depending on the type of workers they are looking to recruit.”

The US economy has recovered nearly 95% of the 22 million jobs lost during the height of coronavirus-related lockdowns in the spring of 2020, according to figures from the US Department of Labor. Organizations seeking talent have a suite of tools to attract and retain people seeking change.

“We are thrilled with this work,” Turski said. “It’s such an interesting time with employees thinking outside the box.”

Leave a Reply