Market Research for Talent Part 3: Understanding Industries and Their Competition

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You decide to move your search for graphic designers to D.C. In this case, what other industries or businesses employ graphic designers? The largest portion (12%) of all graphic designers in D.C. work for the graphic design services. The bulk of the rest work in interior design services (9.5%), computer system design services (our direct competitors) (5.5%), public relations agencies (5.3%), and administrative management...
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Franklin University Uses Data to Tackle Program Decisions and the Strategic Acquisition of Urbana University

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Franklin University’s students are largely non-traditional; many students work full-time but need a degree in order to advance in their careers. The not-for-profit university’s use of data, which it largely accesses via EMSI’s labor market data software Analyst, keeps the school’s portfolio of academic programs competitive and relevant to this...
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Interactive Map: The Distribution of Food Manufacturing Jobs and Where They Pay the Best

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Food manufacturing, which turns livestock and agricultural products into other products for consumption, is responsible for Green Bay's cheese and Seattle's coffee. This industry made up nearly 1.5 million wage-and-salary jobs in the United States in 2014---about three times the number of crop production jobs---making it a significant...
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EMSI Data Helps Determine 50 Occupations for KY’s $2M Workforce Training Program


Last week, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced $2 million in training scholarships that will equip unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks‘ seven-county region with the skills and education they need for high-demand, higher-wages occupations. These occupations, 50 total, were selected by the KentuckianaWorks Board based on an analysis of labor market data that included workforce numbers from...
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A University’s Guide to Market Research: Three Key Data Types for Assessing New Distance Learning Programs


This week, EMSI released a guidebook that shows you how to prepare the best possible program proposal by incorporating labor market and education data into your market research. These steps can help you stay competitive, drive enrollment, and predict a new program's sustainability before your institution invests time and resources into...
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Introducing the EMSI Knowledge Base


We are pleased to announce the arrival of the EMSI knowledge base---a new website that gives you easy access to documentation and commonly asked questions about our data. It is also a place for you to submit your own questions, learn about training opportunities, and sign up for the EMSI Certification...
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