Global Cleveland's Call To Action

Northeast Ohio is facing a crucible moment. The region has felt the effects of the “Great Reshuffle” and a recent survey found that 80% of companies reported experiencing a talent shortage.1 And of that 80%, almost all of them (94%) noted they are not getting enough qualified applicants for their hiring needs. For the first time in decades, job creation is not the issue and it is no surprise that the question of the year is, “Where are the workers?”

Answer the Call


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1. Hire International Talent

Commit to adjusting your hiring practices to no longer screen out candidates who do not hold a US passport, require visa sponsorship, and/or do not speak English as their first language.

2. Spread The Word

Commit to including international newcomers in your day to day meetings and communication plans.

3. Include Immigrants In Your DEIB Efforts

Commit to explicitly including international newcomers in your diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) efforts.

4. Connect With The International Newcomer Community

Stay connected to the international newcomer community and be the first to know about more ways to access the international talent pool.

Join the growing group of public, private, and nonprofit organizations who are committed to including international newcomers in the workforce.

An Answer To Your Workforce Needs

International newcomers are a natural asset to our region and the answer to many of our present challenges. Explore the Welcoming Workforce Reports below to see how international newcomers can help you reach your goals and to learn what steps you can take to make it happen.

What problem are you trying to solve?

Skilled & Qualified Talent

Innovation & Leadership Potential

Urgent Need To Hire