Ohio Publication Examines ‘New Workforce Paradigm’

In an article examining the “new workforce paradigm,” Columbus Business First (subscription) reports that OMA-member Worthington Industries is using some creative approaches to attract talent in a very tight labor market. These tactics include:

The article quotes Columbus State Community College administrator Cheryl Hay who said employers are leaning into earn-and-learn programs, in which companies pay workers while they’re learning a skill or earning credentials. OMA members that haven’t already established an earn-and-learn program should contact their regional industry sector partnership for assistance or ideas. 6/14/2021