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New Report Examines Mid-Skill Petrochemical, Industrial Construction Shortages in Houston

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In the prosperous Houston economy, a blend of industries is driving new job opportunities for middle-skill workers. But, as EMSI helped identify in a recent report with JPMorgan Chase, two sectors stand above the rest: petrochemical manufacturing and commercial and industrial...
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EMSI’s November Job Forecast: 233K Jobs Gained

November was another strong month for job growth, according to EMSI's job forecast. Our model shows that employers added 233,000 net jobs in November, an estimate that includes total non-farm payroll employment (government included). When factoring in the BLS's revised numbers, this would be the ninth straight month, going back to February, with at least 200,000 jobs...
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New LMS for EMSI Certification Allows You to Go at Your Own Pace

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EMSI is pleased to announce that we have just launched a new learning management system for EMSI Certification. The most exciting feature of the new LMS is that enrollees can now go through the program on their own time, attending recorded webinars instead of waiting for the live webinars to roll around. If you’re interested in becoming EMSI Certified,...
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