While much remains uncertain about the long-term economic impacts of COVID-19, we can be confident that colleges and universities will have a crucial role to play in their community’s resilience and recovery. To help your institution think about how to prepare for the opportunities ahead, Emsi hosted a webinar with Luke Jankovic (EVP of Higher Education) and Dr. Stuart Muller (Sr. Higher Education Consultant). In this post, we recap their discussion and provide links to free resources.
Emsi was pleased to partner with Mid-America EDC for a recent webinar on understanding the various economic and labor market impacts of COVID-19. We dove into economic impact analysis, the ins and outs of the Input-Output Model, the uniqueness of essential/non-essential workers by MSAs, and how to evaluate ways to pivot a workforce to resilient, in-demand fields.
Due to the COVID-19 shutdown of the economy, millions of workers have been displaced and will be forced to seek either temporary work outside their current field or entirely new types of work. And each one is wondering, what can I do now? To answer this, they need to be able to describe the skills they have that will transfer well to other jobs and how to add that critical information to their resumes and profiles. That’s why we created Resume Optimizer.
The COVID-19 crisis and ensuing economic shutdown are like a tsunami. Right now, we’re all trapped in our houses, but sooner or later the water will recede and we’ll be cleaning up a huge mess. How can you be ready? Let’s give people hope and prepare ourselves to make smart decisions for that time!
Economic and workforce development professionals are on the front lines of their community’s response to COVID-19. To support their community and provide impactful assistance to local businesses, they need to be armed with the right data. We recently hosted a webinar to discuss the real-time and traditional labor market data that can help identify, prioritize, and support local businesses impacted by restrictions and closures.