(Toledo, OH) Toledo's mayor says there's a job readiness gap, despite the good economy.
Toledo Mayor Wade Kapsukiewicz admits there's some concern among Northwest Ohio's economic recovery. In a message to city residents on his weekly online newsletter, the mayor says the "economy looks great for at least three years or more."
But Toledo's top elected official says he's hearing from business owners and executives that they are scaling back what they want to do because they have trouble finding employees who can meet their needs. The mayor laments the disappearance of vocational schools in Toledo to train students for good-paying jobs and believes more must be done to close what he calls "opportunity gaps."
He is encouraging employers to help "connect learning in local schools to the careers of today and tomorrow."