Ohio Rises to Meet a Changing, Challenging Talent Landscape

4 Jan 2021


As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, unemployment rates skyrocketed and companies were forced to shift how their employees worked almost overnight. Even before the crisis, businesses were already facing disruptions at the hands of technology and changes in business culture.

In 2017, the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that as many as 375 million workers—or 14% of the global workforce—would have to switch occupations or acquire new skills by 2030 due to industry shifts. Executives continue to recognize the rising need to evolve their workforce, either presently or in the future, yet the path from challenge to solution is not clear.

Public and private entities from economic development, business, education, and government across Ohio quickly came together to create programs and services designed for, and in partnership with, companies.

These initiatives are grounded in industry and address pressing challenges. They’re also adaptable and enduring. On a case-by-case basis, they are designed to address the unique needs of companies. And they have withstood the mass economic disruption caused by the pandemic.

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