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Research40,000 Voices

The Path to Employment

The Path to Employment

Publish Date: May 24, 2017

On any given day, 40,000 people in our region are unemployed or underemployed. At the same time, thousands of job openings are posted online each month. Connecting people with opportunity isn't a simple one-to-one fix. 

While the conversation often focuses on the skills gap, many job seekers report a humanization gap. For many job seekers, the process of finding a job and perception of the market are barriers to employment.

In this report, Partner4Work expands on its 40,000 voices campaign. These are the stories of the job seekers trying to connect with opportunity in our region. They echo common obstacles and challenges. These are the people we commit to help.