Ida Ford

Business Services Manager

Pittsburgh-Allegheny County


Business Services Manager with over 20 years’ experience in employment, recruitment strategies, staffing and business development. Ms. Ford is responsible for all Business Services activities for the CareerLink Pittsburgh downtown, Allegheny East, CareerLink onsite Carnegie Library “Pop-Up” projects and the Choice Neighborhood Initiatives Larimer project.  In addition, Ms. Ford works closely with local municipalities and Chambers of Commerce committed to developing a working partnership with Workforce.

Ms. Ford, previous employment includes: Former CEO and majority owner for DiversiStaff Employment Services in Cleveland & Columbus Ohio, Corporate Director of Sales for a national employment service overseeing 7 states, Recruitment Account Manager for Ohio’s largest newspaper publication and the 1st African-American Advertising Director for a weekly entertainment publication focusing on the classified and recruitment categories.

Other Accomplishments: Recognized by The Plain Dealer & YWCA as one of Cleveland’s Women of Professional Excellence Employment & Labor Law certification Media guest, public speaker, published author and entrepreneur Cleveland State Leadership Training, Case Western Reserve Weatherhead 100 Management Training


Ms. Ford has two sons: Niyre a graduate from Touro College, and Nile currently attending University of Toledo and honorable discharged U.S. Airforce Veteran.