Computer and IT Talent – You Are the Region’s Highest In-Demand Workers


Northeast Ohio needs information technology workers! According to a report released by the Cleveland Foundation, individuals with computer and information technology skills are the most in-demand talent in the region. The report shows that in Northeast Ohio in 2013 there were 11,204 job openings in information technology. However, in the same year, that number compares to only 1,301 students awarded academic credentials in information technology. There is an obvious need to grow and attract IT talent to the Greater Cleveland region. Consequently, many of our local colleges, companies and organizations are taking action to grow this sector.
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From the Desk of Joy Roller: Women Leaders


It's been said that the world would be a better place if it were run by women. For example, in a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, Professor Melvin Konner says that due to biological make-up, countries would be less likely to go to war if a woman headed them. According to Konner, "Sex scandals, financial corruption and violence are all overwhelmingly male."

I bring this up because in my time at Global Cleveland, I've noticed again and again that it's women who are driving the efforts to bring people together and break down the walls that divide us. For example, Rita Singh, an immigrant who arrived in this country in 1979, not only built a Cleveland-based international business consulting firm with her husband, she also founded Elite Women Around the World, a membership organization working to enhance the economic position of women globally.
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Find Your Next Opportunity Online


The NEO Talent Exchange has launched – just in time to find your summer internship, co-op or job. The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) and Global Cleveland have partnered with WorkFountain to implement the cutting-edge matching technology. NEO Talent Exchange transforms the recruitment process and streamlines how employers and jobseekers connect with each other during the job and internship search process. Check it out: www.neotalentexchange.com

What makes this site different is the way it assesses the student or jobseeker’s skills and interests and matches them to the prospective employer. Global Cleveland President Joy Roller said, "NEO Talent Exchange is to the job-matching industry what eHarmony is to date-matching. The interests and personal profile of the intern or jobseeker are matched to the desires of the employer."
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Lubrizol: One of Greater Cleveland's Global Employers


David M. Barlaam, Tom Tomasula

Global Cleveland recognizes the critical economic and cultural contributions of immigrants and works hard to make newly arrived Cleveland area residents feel welcome in our communities. Currently, the organization is developing initiatives that will target retaining international students by connecting them to local employers. Our Talent Coordinators will provide resources for employers on hiring foreign-born talent, assistance to international jobseekers and training on cross-cultural issues that both employers and international applicants may experience during the hiring process.
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NEED WORKERS? Start an internship program now.


Sherwin-Williams, Giant Eagle, Rockwell Automation, Lubrizol, First Energy and Parker Hannifin Corp. are some of the companies with the largest number of internship opportunities in the region per the February 2015 Ohio Means Jobs’ Internship report. This is great news. However, according to NOCHE (Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education) there are over 226,000 students in Northeast Ohio. These companies alone cannot offer enough internships to satisfy all the internships needed in our market.

There are many reasons to have an internship program, but perhaps the most telling is the fact that nationally employers made full-time offers to 64.8% of their interns. (According to the 2014 National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) Internship and Coop Survey.

Internships.com provides these 10 reasons to have an internships program:
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Global Cleveland Hits the Road to Washington, D.C.


Cleveland-connected residents living in the Washington, D.C. area will get a taste of the jobs and growing industries available in Greater Cleveland on June 26th. Business and civic leaders will travel to D.C.'s National Press Club to spread the word that Cleveland has gone through some dramatic changes since many of them left. The hope is that after the young professional crowd hears what the Clevelanders have to say, some of them may want to come back to fill the open jobs and start new businesses in Northeast Ohio.KNOW SOMEONE IN DC? send them the invitation: HERE

REGISTER FOR THE JOB FAIR: HERE
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