MOSCOW, Idaho, May 16, 2017 – Emsi is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Yustina Saleh, who formerly led labor market and demographic research for the State of New Jersey, analytics at Burning Glass, and financial reporting at Rutgers University.
Saleh will serve as Emsi’s senior VP of data and analytics, joining the experienced data team and rapid prototype group where she will help develop new and improved products and assist in the integration of traditional labor market data, job posting analytics, online profiles, and program-level data.
“At Emsi we really want to push the use of and practice around data to new levels. So, as you can imagine, we are very excited to have Yustina on the team,” Emsi CEO Andrew Crapuchettes said. “We love her energy, her willingness to think differently about data, and her desire to use data to create real meaning for our clients.”
Saleh brings an array of highly complementary experience to Emsi.
- At Rutgers University, she co-led the administrative system integration between the university and New Jersey Medical School, implementing a cloud-based solution for the way the two organizations shared financial, procurement, and human resources aspects. She also served senior management, composing critical key performance metrics that drove university-wide dashboards and change.
- As the director of analytics at Burning Glass Technologies, Saleh led the design and development of their well-known text-mining algorithms, information-retrieval tools, and data feeds products, and enhanced the machine learning-based matching engine.
- As the director of labor market and demographic research for the New Jersey Department of Labor, Saleh created the first nationally recognized and replicated model (called the Real Time Jobs in Demand tool) to redirect and strategize reemployment efforts in response to the Great Recession.
“I’m thrilled to continue my journey in labor market and workforce analytics, and honored to work alongside a distinguished team that is passionate about helping students, higher ed professionals, workforce and economic developers, and talent acquisition professionals,” Saleh said. “Nothing gives me greater fulfillment than working to help people get new value through tapping the gold mines of labor demand and supply we have here at Emsi.”
Added Emsi chief innovation officer Rob Sentz: “Everyone knows they should be using data in program development, student success, community development, and hiring. But very few people know how to derive actionable insight from all the data that’s available. With Yustina, Emsi is taking a big step towards turning our mountains of data into even better insight. In short, get ready for lots of cool stuff coming from Emsi land.”
Emsi provides labor market data that helps colleges and universities measure their economic impact, align programs with regional demand, prepare students for the right careers, and determine employment outcomes. Emsi data compiles both real-time and traditional sources, including U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics, and an aggregation of 6-8 million unique job postings each month. Since 2000, Emsi’s high-quality, user-friendly services have helped hundreds of institutions promote student success and strengthen workforce and economic development in the communities they serve.