A recent report out shows that around 640,000 job will be available in Northeast Ohio over the next decade. More than 120,000 of those openings will be new jobs.
The nonprofit organization, Team Northeast Ohio, found that the jobs openings are expected by 2025 due new job creation and turnover.
Although sale and administrative positions lead the expected job openings, Greater Akron Chamber president and CEO Dan Colantone says the opportunities will be diverse.
"You have a lot of different sectors of the economy that are going to see retirements and you're going to see opportunities in so many different fields," said Colantone.
Colantone says companies, big and small, need to make connections with local colleges and vocational schools to attract the younger workforce and keep them in Northeast Ohio.
"While we're addressing the workforce needs, while we're trying to attract business, while we're trying to keep the business here, we also have to have a livable community."