Helping You Find the Employees you Need Now and in the Future
Firelands Forward serves all employers in Erie & Huron Counties – the Firelands region of North Central Ohio. Our connections span our labor shed, from Cleveland to Toledo, and the resources we can access go beyond that. Utilize our team as your company’s concierge for in-depth data services, recruiting, headhunting, workforce grants, training grants, and all the connections and resources you need.
Recruiting & Placement
We utilize our regional network and resources to head hunt for you. We help with marketing of job descriptions, access to LinkedIn Recruiter, direct connection to graduating seniors (college & High School), and more.
Utilize Firelands Forward access to extensive labor market data to make informed decisions in your hiring process. We conduct wage analysis, job description comparables, and more in-depth, custom data services.
In today’s workforce system there are an abundance of technical and financial resources available for your company. Firelands Forward can serve as your “concierge” in navigating and applying for all kinds of workforce and training grants. Also utilize our deep connections across trade groups and young professionals groups to see what further opportunities may be awaiting you.
High School Career Connections
This collaborative work group aims to support local school districts to familiarize, prepare, and connect students, especially students that are not college or military-bound, to jobs after graduation.
The problem we're solving.
To ensure a successful transition into the local workforce, graduating high school seniors should have an understanding of the local labor market and a plan for entrance into a career field. In 2018, over half of high school graduates in the Firelands region did not go to college immediately, of these students almost a third do not have a career plan. This Work Group will work to improve the knowledge of the local labor market of all high school students in the region; will seek to increase the number of seniors who have a career plan upon graduation; and will build connections between high school seniors who are not college or military bound and local employers in targeted industries to facilitate a smooth transition into the workforce.
The projects we're working on.
Projects should serve high school students, with a focus on Junior and Seniors. Additionally, the Work Group should select a subset of industries to focus on which have advancement opportunities for entry level workers and/or pay a regionally defined living wage. All projects developed by the Working Group will focus on the schools districts in the North Point and businesses who have locations within Erie and Huron counties.