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Latest News

June 24, 2021 - Case Study: Second Chance Hiring - Talan Products

February 3, 2021 - Article: "Manufacturing network in Cleveland is proud to be part of Ohio To Works pilot" from Cleveland Business Journal

January 15, 2021 - Article: "A Second-Chance Model that Comes in First" from IndustryWeek

January 11, 2021 - Article: "Workforce Connect Helps Bridge Gaps in Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Sector" from Spectrum News 1

December 21, 2020 - Article: "New program aimed at filling manufacturing jobs while boosting equity, inclusion in the field" from News 5 Cleveland

August 23, 2020 - Article: "Workforce Connect moves to adjust to pandemic landscape" from Crain's Cleveland Business

August 20, 2020 - Article: "Prison-to-employment pipeline brings new manufacturing talent to NEO companies" from FreshWater

July 28, 2020 - Press Release: "Innovative Manufacturing Training Program Provides Second Chances & New Career Opportunities to First Graduating Class" from MAGNET

July 13, 2020 - Article: "How Business Can Fight Systemic Racism" from

September 11, 2019 – Article: "Workforce Connect: Increasing the Talent Pipeline" from Cuyahoga County

August 20, 2019 – Article: "Northeast Ohio manufacturers to work together in finding skilled workers for open positions" from News 5 Cleveland

August 20, 2019 – Article: "New manufacturing partnership targets filling 3,000 jobs in Greater Cleveland" from

June 19, 2019 – Press release: "Workforce Connect Manufacturing Sector Partnership Reaches Key Milestone:
Employer-led leadership team selects priorities that will drive sector partnership forward"

April 21, 2019 – Article: "Source Lunch with ... Adam Snyder" from Crain's Cleveland Business 

March 19, 2019 – Broadcast: “The Sound of Ideas” on Ideastream discusses the Sector Partnership and recent hires in the leadership of the initiative. 

Workforce_Connect_EventMarch 15, 2019 – Event: Workforce Connect Manufacturing Sector partnership supports the OhioMeansJobs job-matching event. As a part of In-Demand Jobs Week, OhioMeansJobs held an event for job seekers where over 50 employers gathered to meet potential employees. Over 700 people registered for the event. The Sector Partnership intermediary team participated as a partner, setting up a station to champion careers in manufacturing and drive awareness about the sector partnership initiative.

February 26, 2019 – Press release: "MAGNET and GCP Announce Leadership Hires for Cuyahoga Manufacturing Sector Partnership"


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Aligning Opportunities in Northeast Ohio – Team NEO

The Two Tomorrows – Fund for Our Economic Future

2019 State of Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Report – MAGNET