Support Your Workforce  



Current ERN Participants

Make an appointment with Luis today! Click here.

Meet with our Director, David White. Click here.

Employees of Current ERN Participants

Schedule a meeting with Luis today! Click here.

As your Work Wellness Coach, my main interest is you and to support you in your employment through coaching, resource navigation, and advocacy so that you continue to be successful and focus on what matters most to you. I can help you set new goals, learn new skills, connect to community resources like childcare assistance, public benefits, transportation, and a lot more. In addition, this program is completely confidential, and we can meet one-on-one in a private setting. This means that your information stays with me and is not shared with your employer.

It is my pleasure to serve you, and I am looking forward to speaking with you. I am available as early as TODAY by phone, text, email, and even social media!

This one-on-one service is free of cost to all participating ERN employees. Connect with him today!

-Luis Quezada

Interested in implementing the

Employer Resource Network® in

your business? Contact us today to

start the conversation.

Learn more about Luis here.

Join the Network

We’re excited to partner with the Employer Resource Network of Ohio to

create a collaborative group of Employers dedicated to attracting, retaining

and supporting the employees you need. 

Benefits of the ERN:


  • Employee retention rates of 90%-98%

  • Average employer ROI of 500%

  • Increased employee engagement

  • Improved company culture

  • Informal regional human resource networks

  • Decreased employee reliance on public assistance

  • Increased family financial stability


  • Increased productivity

  • Reduced absenteeism

  • HR productivity increase

  • Outsourced social work

  • Increased EAP usage

  • Employer of Choice

  • Increased retention

  • Reduced training cost

  • Reduced recruiting costs

Employees Connected

“This program is helpful because

Luis can provide you with the

resources especially when you

don’t know where to go.”

-Employee from an ERN

Participating Business

Services Provided

thanks to our 2022 ERN® Participants!

Firelands Forward and the

Firelands ERN® wouldn’t be

successful without the

support of our community

partners. We appreciate your

collaboration! Here are a few

of our partner highlights. 



Where is the Affordable Housing?

Firelands Forward, in partnership with many community partners, has commissioned a regional housing study in order to better understand the housing landscape in the Firelands. Now in its third year of operation, Firelands Forward is a regional workforce development...

Student Boot Camp Exposes Huron County Students to Information Technology Careers

Students hear from Chad Stein, founder of SC Strategic Solutions. Local high school students recently participated in Student Bootcamp — an innovative new format facilitated by Norwalk Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) to expose students to workforce...

Firelands Forward Internationally Recognized

IEDC Recognized Firelands Forward for Excellence in the Field  Award winners were honored September 20th during the 2022 IEDC Annual Conference.  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest nonprofit professional association...

Regionomics: Hierarchy of Workforce Needs

The complexity of the workforce landscape demands an integrated and tiered approach to begin to address the many underlying causes of low labor force participation. Firelands Forward created the Workforce Hierarchy of Needs (based off of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)...

Regionomics: More Small Businesses = Stronger Communities

What is a small business? This can seem like a straightforward question. It’s that mom-and-pop shop down the street from my house I have been going to for years. But to better study and understand small businesses, which is what we do at ECEDC, it is important to use...

Child Care Study

Firelands Forward Regional Child Care Study In partnership with the Child Care Resource Center, a Child Care Study was completed throughout the Firelands Region. Every day parents across North Central Ohio make difficult decisions about who will care for their...

Regionomics: Benefits of Public Private Partnerships

Regionomics: Benefits of Public Private PartnershipsFirst let’s ask: What is a Public Private Partnership (PPP)? Britannica defines the term public-private partnership as a partnership between an agency of the government and the private sector in the delivery of goods...

Regionomics: Income Inequality

Regionomics: Income Inequality You may have heard the news – U.S. Women’s Soccer players will now make the same salary as the U.S. Men’s Soccer players. In a multimillion-dollar payout, the women’s team received compensation for years' worth of unequal pay and a...

Collab Corner: Recovery Friendly Workplace

Problems become opportunities when the right people join together to create solutions. 70% of people diagnosed with depression are in the workforce and mental illness has cost the economy over $20B in lost productivity annually. Better mental health support programs...

Tapping into the Veteran Talent Pool

A Digital Fireside ChatAs Employers navigate the post-pandemic work environment, many are wondering, "where has the workforce gone?" Join us for a Fireside Chat, hosted by Firelands Forward Director, David White, to learn about how to engage and attract the dedicated...

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