We partner with businesses to identify the skills they need to fill positions and build a talent pipeline. We support our business partners to work with educators, workforce programs, economic development organizations and the public sector to generate innovative solutions.
Who We Serve
How We Work
Two areas distinguish our work – our role and our strategy.
ConxusNEO provides leadership, expertise, and facilitation to improve talent system partner performance while laying a foundation for system-wide transformation. The goal is to position companies to be more competitive and to increase access to opportunity for Summit County’s residents.
We start with the needs of companies and focus on getting the right people, with the right skills, to the right place, at the right time. We utilize a supply chain approach to deliver value to the end customer, the company. That means talent supply chain partners – education and training providers, the public workforce system, economic development leaders, and community-based organizations – also benefit from generating shared value across the system and support to build their own capacity to deliver value. Achieving the best mix of responsiveness and efficiency benefits everyone.
ConxusNEO provides key functions to bring high-performing players together working collectively to take action on shared goals:
- Identify where there is the greatest unmet demand for a skilled workforce within targeted industry sectors
- Mobilize key stakeholders to respond to that demand
- Track results to determine whether the resulting interventions are making a difference, and to gain insights into what works and what doesn’t
The need to build a talent system that Akron provides opportunity for Summit County residents and a competitive edge for companies has been highlighted recently. Find out more below.
What better place to open an office dedicated to helping small and medium manufacturers than in downtown Akron’s historic district, which is predominantly about the arts, culture and food?Read More
Since the April announcement that longtime Cleveland-based economic development professional Steve Millard would take over as president and CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber, chairman Marc Merklin has fielded inquires about whether his board’s choice of leadership signals a move toward greater regionalism. The underlying issue — a persistent worry among some — is that the Rubber City’s identity could be at stake.Read More
Magnet, a Manufacturing Extension Partnership center serving small and mid-sized manufacturers, has opened an office in Akron.Read More