National Workforce Development Pilot Makes Significant Local Impact, Provides Lessons for System Improvements

New report shares how WorkAdvance is redefining workforce development in Northeast Ohio  CLEVELAND--November 29, 2016--The Fund for Our Economic Future, Deaconess Foundation and The Raymond John Wean Foundation, along with grantee partner Towards Employment, are pleased to release a local impact report on WorkAdvance, a national pilot tested in Northeast Ohio over the last five years that demonstrated that employers can…

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BLOOM BAKERY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH RISING STAR COFFEE

CLEVELAND, OH -- November , 2016 -- Effective immediately, Boom Bakery is partnering with Rising Star coffee, a small batch coffee roaster dedicated to curating specialty grade coffees from around the world. This partnership is the start of a whole new coffee experience at both Bloom locations. Customers can now enjoy Rising Star coffee blends by way of Brazil, Indonesia,…

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Now recruiting for manufacturing job opportunities

Towards Employment is joining forces with several local businesses to fill open manufacturing positions. Both entry and skilled positions are available. Applicants must be interested in a career in manufacturing, be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED and be able to pass a drug screen. Selected individuals will begin two weeks of unpaid…

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The impact of career pathways

By Connor Lang, TE summer intern and Senior at Xavier University This summer I had the opportunity to intern at Towards Employment (TE). It was an awesome experience and I learned a lot about the work TE is doing in Greater Cleveland. Working at TE helped me realize how important workforce training and advancement are to the continued success of…

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Cleveland: The new hub for social entrepreneurship.

By Logan Fahey, General Manager of Bloom Bakery  As the national spotlight continues to shine on Cleveland with the Cavs’ big win, the impending Republican National Convention  and the billions of dollars being invested in the area, now is a great time to showcase the “social enterprise” trend that is also growing in Cleveland. Social enterprise refers to the concept…

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