Hiring Youth? Here’s What Employers Need to Know

There are approximately 42 million people between 15 and 24 years-old in America, which accounts for 12% of the entire population. The Cincinnati Metro Area has approximately 2.2 million residents, and of those, 14% can be defined as youth. While that may not seem like a high number, it is worth distinguishing this specific population for several reasons. 


As an update to our article posted in December 2021, on January 12, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against OSHA’s emergency temporary standard comprised of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses on January 14, 2022.  Many businesses, and employees, are rejoicing.  Businesses no longer are required to figure out rollout plans, determine economic impact, fear voluntary separations, invest in new systems…but still have the option to move forward with their own vaccine or testing mandates if they so choose.

January is Mental Wellness Month

January is Mental Wellness month and our region is rich with resources to help you and your employees to support stronger mental health and wellness. The pandemic has caused dramatic changes and increased stress which have adversely affected mental well-being. “There’s a name for that blah you’re feeling, it’s called languishing” was The New York Time’s most-read article in 2021. This resonates with how people are feeling and broaches the subject of mental health which may be affecting your business as a reason for employee disengagement and turnover. Below are resources and tips which may help your business.

Considerations for updating Covid precautions in your workplace

In November, we distributed a brief survey to learn how employers are preparing for the new emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) released by OSHA related to COVID-19 vaccination and testing of employees.  As of January 12, 202 the ETS stands and nearly all provisions have gone into effect.  Whether enforcement continues is up to the Supreme Court, which is expected to issue a ruling any day. 

Now is the Time for Inclusive Action

The business and economic conditions of our current day are unlike anything the United States has seen in recent memory. With rapidly shifting hiring and employment figures, more than 137,000 open roles with local employers, and competition for talent at all levels of organizations including retail organizations and professional services firms, employers are feverishly seeking ways to attract, retain and value their talent.

Free Tax Prep Services

Free Tax Prep, an initiative of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, provides free income tax preparation and filing services. Funded by the IRS and powered by volunteers.

A Framework for Inclusive Capitalism

For decades, business practices and economic policies adopted by both parties have favored capital over labor, but the crises of the past year have created new urgency to reverse these trends and address the financial insecurity of workers and their families. Rebuilding our economy requires reforming how our system treats those who power it. It requires a new social compact with American workers.

Hamilton County Cares

Hamilton County Commissioners awarded three separate contracts last week to help Hamilton County renters stay in their homes and keep the lights on during the COVID-19-pandemic. The Hamilton County CARES Rent and Utility Relief Program draws on CARES Act funds to provide short term assistance to renters who live in Hamilton County and can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.