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Church van program gives workers a lift out of poverty

There were more than 8,000 open manufacturing jobs in Northeast Ohio last year, according to the nonprofit organization MAGNET. One of the more intractable problems facing manufacturers is the mismatch between the location of jobs and where entry-level workers live. Many low-income and Black workers live in Cleveland and don’t own cars, but many jobs are in the suburbs, far from public transportation. The church van program aims to bridge that gap.

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Hungry for workers, factories are touting their jobs as careers

According to MAGNET, a nonprofit organization that works to grow Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing economy, there are some 8,000 open manufacturing jobs in Northeast Ohio. Many of them are entry-level positions, but companies are having a hard time filling the, and COVID-19 is making it worse.

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