Celebrate In-Demand Jobs Week in Cleveland March 11 - 15

Friday, March 8, 2019

CLEVELAND –In-Demand Jobs Week is March 11- 15, 2019 and several events are planned in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. Job-seekers, students, parents, workforce professionals and educators will be able to learn more about the jobs, industries and skills that are in demand.  

“In-Demand Jobs Week will provide opportunities for students and job-seekers,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. Last year, more than 650 job seekers participated in the events –this is a good example of how we are connecting local businesses with available talent.”

Jobs today require workers to have skills and training beyond a high-school diploma. Ninety percent of jobs posted in the Cleveland area require applicants to have digital skills.  Examples of good, in-demand jobs include registered nurses, computer technicians, executive assistants, software developers, manufacturing machinists and operations managers which are among the 200 in-demand jobs, including emergency medical technicians, truck drivers and construction workers.  

“Students and jobseekers need to know what jobs and skills are in demand, why they should pursue the skills training needed, and how Ohio Means Jobs here in Cleveland can help them connect to a career path. The Workforce Development Board is sponsoring several focused activities and events during In-Demand Jobs Week to get the word out about good Middle-Skill jobs especially ones that don’t require a bachelor’s degree but do require some additional training,” said Micki Tubbs, Chair of the Workforce Board.

The week begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 11 at the OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland Cuyahoga County (OMJCC) jobs center at 1910 Carnegie Ave to welcome anyone seeking a job or career training. 

“I am pleased to announce this community-wide jobs week. Whenever I speak with business owners and leaders, they tell me that they have open jobs that they can’t fill,” said County Executive Armond Budish.  “We know that there are many residents who are seeking jobs. The gap between the businesses and the workers is something that I am very focused on correcting. Many of our programs are directly aimed at helping residents get trained for these in-demand jobs.” 

Events are open to the public, but require registration at https://www.omjcc.us/.  

Monday March 11: 

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Northstar Reentry Resource Center 1834 East 55th St. Cleveland

Reentry Panel and Open House at the Northstar Reentry Resource Center. Reentry Panel begins at 12:30 p.m. 

The day starts with a talk by Dr. Edward M. Barksdale Jr. at 11 a.m. about health equity in hiring and management practices. A light lunch at 12 p.m. is followed by the full panel at 12:30 p.m. featuring Crystal Bryant, Director of the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry; Judge Tanya Jones of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas; Terrance Upchurch, Ohio District 10 Representative; Cedric Brown, author and motivational speaker and Stephen Kowalski, President of Kowalski Heat Treating. Find out how to get a job after you’ve served your time. 

Tuesday, March 12 

9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Lincoln Electric Training Center 22800 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland

Lincoln Electric’s world-class Welding Technology & Training Center hosts open houses and tours.  An estimated 30,000 welder jobs are in demand and pay an average salary of $82,000.

11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Garfield Heights Library 5409 Turney Road Garfield Hts.

The Cuyahoga County Public Library Garfield Heights Branch hosts Interview Practice and Creating a Winning Resume sessions and tours of the Library’s Innovation Center. Job seekers can do free mock interviews in the video recording studio and take a flash drive with their interview video on it with them and will have free access to the Got Resume Builder. 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Gent Machine Company 12315 Kirby Ave. Cleveland

The Gent Machine Company will host an Open House and Tours for jobseekers and students to explore a hands-on training facility where students develop CNC Machining skills. 

Wednesday, March 13: 

In-Demand skills and career training will be featured at OMJCC 1910 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.        Great Lakes Truck Driving School; 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      Hard Skills for Software Development, Cleveland Tech Elevator

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.           VIP Dental Assisting School. 

Thursday March 14:

Local employers will be at OMJCC to discuss current job openings and careers in their industries. OMJCC  1910 Carnegie Ave. Cleveland

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.        Orlando Baking Company 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      Southwest General Hospital

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.           Dominion Energy 

Cleveland Job Corps Center 13421 Coit Road Cleveland 

9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 

The Cleveland Job Corps will host an Open House and Tours to show career training options in construction, manufacturing and medical trades for individuals ages 16 – 24 at a residential college-campus setting which is free for eligible individuals.  

Tri-C Metro Campus Manufacturing Technology Center Tri-C Metro

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. will host an Open House of the Manufacturing Technology Center for students and people interested in training.  

SIFCO Forge 970 E 64th Street, Cleveland.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Open House and Tour of Cleveland’s world-class manufacturing supplier for the aerospace and energy market.

Friday, March 15 

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Job Match Day Event

Tri-C Metro Campus Manufacturing Technology Center – Room 229, 2415 Woodland Ave., Cleveland. 

Registered jobseekers can meet with 40 – 50 local employers who are looking for talent to match their current job openings. 

All events are free, but require prior registration at: www.omjcc.us  

About the City of Cleveland 

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life for its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.

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