The final version of our 2014.2 data release is now available to subscribers of Analyst, EMSI’s labor market data research tool. The most significant changes in this release are due to updated data sources.
We are pleased to announce the first annual EMSI Leadership Summit, taking place October 20-22, 2014, in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The purpose of the Leadership Summit is the same as EMSI’s daily role: to help you improve the economy and workforce of your region.
There are still spots available to participate in EMSI’s upcoming Gap Analysis Webinar with economist Brian Points.
More than half of employers nationwide have an open job for which they cannot find qualified candidates, and 8 in 10 have difficulty filling positions altogether. What does this mean for you? A lot, actually. Join Rob Sentz and Keith Hadley as they review the data and talk about practical things you can do to help people and employers connect in this turbulent labor market. It should be very relevant to employers, workforce professionals, and education institutions.
EMSI is about to release a new version of Analyst, incorporating a number of changes, and we’d thought we’d explain some of the most significant decisions we’ve made.
On April 22, EMSI will host a webinar demonstrating how universities and other institutions can use the Gap Analysis Report to evaluate new and existing programs, and to see how well student supply matches with regional demand.
We are thrilled to announce that EMSI Certification is now open for enrollment. The goal of Certification is for you to become an authority on EMSI data and methodology so that you are the go-to for great data — and so that you can make even better decisions for your community.
We’re pleased to announce that the beta, or preview, version of our 2014.1 data release is now available to Analyst subscribers. The most significant changes in this release are due to updated data sources.
Blinn College, a four-campus community college northwest of Houston, has already been recognized as having the highest academic transfer rate in the nation (at 49.7%, it’s 20% higher than the average in Texas). Now, after commissioning an economic impact study with EMSI, the college and the communities it serves have an up-to-date estimate of Blinn’s impact on the region.
Long-term unemployment continues to be a sticky issue long after the official end of the recession, and the Department of Labor is looking to community colleges and workforce investments boards — along with businesses — to help retrain people who have been out of work at least six months.