CLEVELAND — Since March, approximately 120,000 people in Cuyahoga County have filed for unemployment. At the same time, local companies are hiring thousands to fill positions in manufacturing, distribution and grocery stores. To help match job seekers with jobs, the county and the Mandel Foundation are partnering to fund a virtual job fair hosted by OhioMeansJobs.
Together, Mandel Foundation and the county have pledged $300,000 toward the creation of a virtual job fair slated for June. The virtual fair will serve as a platform for employers to describe their hiring needs, products, services and career pathways and the process of applying.
“One of the highest forms of philanthropy in our tradition is to help someone find work to support themselves,” said Steve Hoffman, president of the Mandel Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. “That’s what we hope this project will do for many of our neighbors in our county.”
With the transition from in-person job fairs to virtual ones, the county has partnered with PCs for People to provide 1,000 job seekers with computers, hotspots and three months of internet access to assist during their search.
OhioMeansJobs is still looking for companies to participate in the virtual job fairs. If you’re a company hiring, call 216-777-8202.