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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 […]

Mapping IT Jobs: EMSI Data in White House’s TechHire Initiative

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EMSI recently provided labor market data for TechHire, a multi-sector initiative that is part of President Obama’s middle-class economics agenda seeking to educate and connect Americans for higher-paying jobs. Specifically, TechHire’s mission is to equip Americans with the skills they need to fill the huge (and growing) national demand for IT talent.Announced by the President in […]

Community College Week Reports on the Impact of EMSI Data at Fayetteville Tech

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Community College Week recently published an article, showcasing Fayetteville Technical Community College’s use of data to inform decisions of all types across its campuses: from admissions to career counseling to grant writing, and more. It highlighted how the college’s partnership with EMSI gains them quick access to quality data, making it easier to make smart, informed choices.

Boston Globe on Middle-Skill Opportunities in Massachusetts

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Here at EMSI, we’ve identified the skills gap largely as a regional issue—you only need oil drillers where there is oil, and finance jobs are booming in the Southeast but not the Northwest. Using EMSI data to determine which skills are in demand in Massachusetts, the Boston Globe recently published an article that provides a sampling of growing middle-skill jobs in the region and offers insights about how to identify an associate’s degree program that will provide a high return on investment.

MIT Technology Review Uses EMSI Data to Analyze Manufacturing Skills Shortage


MIT Technology Review recently used manufacturing-related data from EMSI to create the following graphic in its article “The Hunt for Qualified Workers.” Written by Kristin Majcher, the article addressed the “growing concern that gaps in workers’ skills will hinder the current renaissance of American manufacturing.” These increasingly rare skills are found especially in traditional manufacturing jobs such as machinists and mechanical engineering technicians. Read the […]