Team NEO trying to align region’s supply and demand May 12, 2019

Team NEO is trying to take its skills-gap data into the real world. The latest edition of the Aligning Opportunities report was released in May 2018. The report identifies areas of job demand and how well those match up with the credentials students are actually earning. And it took a close look at the supply and demand

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Better connections, awareness needed to match Akron job seekers with openings, speakers say April 11, 2019

Efforts are underway to better connect companies that have jobs openings in the Greater Akron area with tens of thousands of local residents either seeking work or who want better opportunities. There is a great mismatch of job seekers and available jobs and many opportunities to make things better, speakers said Thursday morning at a

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Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted to speak at Akron workforce event March 15, 2019

Husted, who is heading the state’s InnovateOhio office, will be the keynote speaker at ConxusNEO’s Align conference on Thursday, April 11. The event brings together employers, educators and workforce groups to improve training and build a better talent pipeline. Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted will speak at ConxusNEO’s Align conference on Thursday, April 11, in Fairlawn, according

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Akron Urban League, ConxusNEO Create Workforce Development Program January 31, 2019

WEST AKRON — Akron Urban League (AUL) and ConxusNEO officials have partnered to create IGNITE, a demand-driven, career-oriented workforce development program. Officials plan to host an open house about the new program Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will introduce the inaugural class that begins Feb. 23. The event will take place at

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Akron Urban League launches technical training program January 22, 2019

From Crain’s Akron Business: The league has teamed up with KeyBank and We Can Code IT to launch Ignite to provide candidates with technical and soft job skills. The Akron Urban League is teaming up with some major players in local workforce development to provide technical training to Akron-area residents. The nonprofit, which focuses on

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ConxusNEO: Preparing the right talent for tomorrow’s jobs December 6, 2018

A talent system that works for everyone. That was the goal three years ago when Summit Workforce Solutions was reimagined. Now known as ConxusNEO, the nonprofit serves as the spine of Summit County’s workforce development system, feeding intentional efforts to promote economic growth by cultivating a high-performing talent system. Since its inception, the organization has

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Partners hope trip to Ford drives more career prospects for Akron kids October 20, 2018

In a fortunate turn of events, Bryce Green was standing on the metal, maze-like balcony above the floor of the bustling Ford Rouge Factory on Tuesday instead of sitting in his normal freshman class at Kenmore-Garfield High School. Bryce, 16, wasn’t initially chosen by his teachers to take the daylong field trip to Dearborn, Mich.

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New Akron chamber chief Steve Millard aims to foster collaboration in Akron, beyond July 1, 2018

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.

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Five recent graduates celebrate employment straight out of high school June 7, 2018

On Wednesday, ConxusNEO, an organization that helps make connections between local businesses and education, celebrated five area students who have been awarded full-time employment with local manufacturers company right after their high school graduations.

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KeyBank, JumpStart fund workforce development effort in Akron May 11, 2018

Cleveland-based KeyBank and the entrepreneur-support nonprofit JumpStart Inc. are investing in Akron with funding for two of the city’s prominent nonprofit groups so that they can launch a project to address unemployment and underemployment among minorities.

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