Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020. Did you set a New Year’s resolution?
We did! Our resolution this year is to: Create innovative work environments to support equitable job opportunities across our worker cooperative.
We will seek out entrepreneurs and small business leaders with the goal of expanding the diversity of employment opportunities our worker cooperative offers. We will develop worker centered learning strategies to target existing inequities; remedy the hiring process; and use technology to create equitable access to grant opportunities.
Now, more than ever, we’re faced with ensuring equitable employment opportunities are available to those in need. Despite JobsOhio amazing work with economic development we’re still faced with an average 14.9% poverty rate according to the Ohio Development Services Agency 2019 poverty report. One out of every 6.7 residents of Ohio lives in poverty. That’s our family, friends, and neighbors. We must step forward and put forth effort to help eliminate our double digit poverty rate.
How can you help? Start by joining our newsletter, following us on social media @CoNimby, and getting involved. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with CoNimby Foundation, CoNimby Cooperative, Women’s Foundation of Ohio, and more: http://eepurl.com/c1cm85