In 2019 The Center for Community Solutions and The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC) collected new information directly from low-income residents which indicated that many jobs are not sufficient to ensure that a family is above poverty.
More than a quarter of low-income working people in Cuyahoga County said their job has no room for advancement and 1 in 6 also said that their current job won’t help them get ahead.
The bottom line: Cuyahoga County Residents need opportunities to earn more money and connections to careers, not just jobs.
When it comes to working, which of the challenges do you face - if any?
Totals exceed 100% because respondents could select more than one option.
Center for Community Solutions, Poverty Speaks Survey, 2019