MAGNET’s Karp Examines COVID-19’s Impact on Manufacturing Workforce Efforts

In his recent editorial at, Ethan Karp — president and CEO of MAGNET, which is Northeast Ohio’s MEP — provides his insight as to why manufacturers have struggled to fill open positions during a time of increased unemployment during COVID-19.

Whether the hurdles are due to public transportation, skills training, or child care availability, Karp says “holistic solutions” and “coordinated efforts” are needed to address the “full stack of human problems.” He notes that “above all, we need radical collaboration.” 11/12/2020