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Connecting Employers with Skilled Workers

Posted Monday, February 16, 2009

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Connecting Employers with Skilled Workers Even in this difficult economy, where layoffs are commonplace, there are jobs to be had. Good jobs. High paying jobs. Northeast Ohio has plenty of career training programs but there's often a disconnect between the employers who need skilled workers, the teachers who help train people for specific skill sets, and those who need the job. The new Regional Talent Network aims to bring them all together. That in itself is a BIG job. Find out how big, Monday at 9 on 90.3.

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Economy, Help Wanted, Making Change, Regional Economy/Business - News, Education, Government/Politics, Health

Guests

David Shute, Director, The Regional Talent Network
Linn Gahr, Regional Coordinator, Ohio Skills Bank & Lakeland Community College
Jon Elsasser, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Timken Company

Additional Information

Regional Talent Network Wants to Bring Workers, Employers Together, by Tom Breckenridge, The Plain Dealer
Ohio Means Jobs
If you have a question about the Ohio Skills Bank, you can email Linn Gahr at .
If you have a question about the Regional Talent Network or would like to provide feedback email .

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