The skills gap is not so much a singular, monolithic problem as much as it’s a multifaceted phenomenon perpetuated by hundreds of regional labor market interactions inside of America’s complex economy.
Analyst users can access 2013.4 beta by clicking the dataset version option in the black footer bar at the bottom of the screen in the tool.
To better align with the work being doing with the VFA we would like to offer two more thoughts related to external labor market analysis that might help propel the VFA even further.
A subset of mid-wage jobs are among the healthiest post-recession occupations in the U.S. And in a handful of states (Wyoming, Iowa, North Dakota, Michigan), mid-wage fields account for more than or close to 40% of all new jobs since 2010.
Della Rucker of Wise Economy Workshop and EngagingCities sat down with Rob Sentz, EMSI’s VP of Marketing, to discuss the genesis of EMSI’s new certification program, which launches next month at the EMSI Conference, and much more. As Rob articulated, EMSI’s big goal as a company is to help our clients use labor market data [...]
The 2013.3 release gives our clients access to even more robust data than they had before. In Analyst and our other tools, we now have around 30 new occupations that are part of the 2010 SOC (Standard Occupation Classification) system update.
EMSI and Walla Walla Community College, co-recipient of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, have been longtime partners. To celebrate WWCC’s success and help others hear their good story, EMSI recently produced a video with WWCC.
We illustrate the job growth and decline during the recession (2008-2009) and recovery (2010-2013) for every major industry sector, in one handy chart.
EMSI conducted new research into the skills-gap issue and found that jobs related to health care, the internet and software, finance, and engineering have seen notable wage increases since 2006. However, the well-known fact still stands – there does appear to be an actual shortage of qualified candidates available for these positions.
The hiring surge in temp help accounts for 15% of all job growth nationally the last four years, even though the industry makes up 2% of the nation’s workforce. But only 30% of temp workers are getting full-time offers during their temporary gigs, per Manpower.