Workforce Development


SC Tennessee Workforce Alliance Helps Transform Old GM Building Into Bustling Training Center

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In south central Tennessee, it’s known as the Northfield Project. Community leaders, led by the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance, have turned a former GM building into a hotspot for demand-driven technical training, conferences, and business office space. The transformation is a vivid example of a workforce board and its county mayors taking the lead to help rejuvenate their regional economy.


Analyzing Local Skills Gaps As Part of JPMorgan Chase’s ‘New Skills at Work’ Initiative

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As part of today’s launch, EMSI produced a briefing on potential skills gaps for middle-skill workers in the nation’s 100 largest metros. The briefing was part of lunchtime panel moderated by Walter Isaacson, president & CEO of the Aspen Institute, and featuring JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes.


How Labor Market Data Plays a Central Role at Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board

The Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board uses local labor market data to identify in-demand occupations and support its economic development partners. Both tasks are important, and the ability to quickly tap into high-quality data from EMSI has made the board more efficient and more effective – as well as helped bring jobs to a struggling regional economy.


Labour Market Reports for Canada: Big Data, Bite-Sized Package

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What makes EMSI’s labour market data for Canada so special? Several things, but the most important might just be how big it is. EMSI’s Canadian data encompasses 305 industries and 522 occupations, and it includes data on every single geographic region in Canada, covering all 35 million Canadians. That’s a lot of data, and no matter [...]


After 3,000 Coal Mining Layoffs, Eastern Kentucky Regroups With Help From $5.2M Training Grant

At least 3,000 coal miners in eastern Kentucky have lost their jobs since last year. This case study details how the region has responded, and how the area’s workforce group used EMSI data to reel in a multimillion-dollar grant to help retrain the out-of-work miners and their spouses.