Join us for our new series Gearing Up for WIOA Success, which will highlight the ways EMSI can help workforce developers become front-runners in the areas specifically encouraged by WIOA.
EMSI provided USA TODAY with in-depth labor market data on more than 700 occupations in 125 metro areas and the nation. The newspaper is using the data as the basis for a four-part series on jobs that launched Tuesday
In this article, we will walk through the impacts of Boeing’s plant closure in Long Beach as well as some of the ways that workforce and economic developers can use data on their local economies to respond to—or even prevent—similar closures.
In Michigan, like every other state, the businesses that form the local industry base are different from county to county. This has implications for a state program that helps students with disabilities transition to adult life—a transition that includes trying to find the right job.
For years now the Workforce and Business Center has been incorporating EMSI labor market data into its work, with excellent results. We talked with Joel Parriott, the county’s business services supervisor, about the Center’s experiences integrating Career Coach into what they do.
This is a guest post from Karen Beard of TIP Strategies, an Austin, Texas-based economic development consulting firm. TIP has used EMSI data since 2007 for workforce- and economic-related components of projects. This piece walks through examples of the neat ways TIP visualizes EMSI employment data to answer key workforce-related questions.
Instead of simply listing available jobs, Scott Sheely and the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board take a more data-driven approach by building career pathways, using EMSI data to study local industry and occupation dynamics.
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.
The following commentary on middle-wage or middle-skill jobs was written by Scott Sheely, one of EMSI’s longtime workforce development clients.
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.