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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The nonprofit organization Organic Connects provides programs ranging from field trips that teach kids how to fish to environmental internships for urban youth. In addition to helping city kids connect with the outdoors in Cleveland, the group also helps to train young people for future environmental careers.
After a year-and-a-half long hiatus, curbside recycling is coming back to the city of Cleveland. Clevelanders have until Oct. 22 to opt-in to the new service through an online form or by calling 216-664-3030. Because the program is optional, those who don’t sign up will have their blue bins removed by the Division of Waste Collection.