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Resilient Skills

As Isaiah Berlin famously said: “A fox knows many things. A hedgehog knows one big thing.” The resilient worker is both fox and hedgehog: they know a little about many things, and they know a lot about one or two subject matters. They are both specialist and generalist.

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Build (Don't Buy): A Skills-Based Strategy to Solve the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

The US has less than half of the cybersecurity candidates it needs to keep up with ever intensifying demand. For every 100 active postings, there are a mere 48 qualified candidates. So how can we solve the cybersecurity talent crisis?

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The Emsi Health Risk Index

Using Social Determinants of Health to Fight COVID-19 and Get the Economy Back on Its Feet.

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How Communities Can Attract and Retain Remote Workers

Attracting remote workers can be a great compliment to other economic development strategies. Learn how to attract them to your community!

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Using Skills to Strengthen Regions

Speaking the common language of skills can bring educators, companies, and workforce/economic developers together to address the talent needs of a specific region or industry.

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The New Geography of Skills: Regional Skill Shapes for the New Learning Ecosystem

Strada Institute for the Future of Work, in partnership with Emsi, introduces the concept of skills shapes, a real-time analysis of the labor market.

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Sourcing With Skills: Where Companies Should Hire Marketing, PR, and Sales Talent

The education-to-career pathway is non-linear, and these critical business roles are filled by people from a diverse array of degrees.

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Degrees at Work: Examining the serendipitous outcomes of diverse degrees

The real-world labor market outcomes of STEM, humanities, and business grads show some surprising similarities.

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Robot-Ready: Human+ Skills for the Future of Work

Emsi and Strada’s new research looks at the labor market outcomes of liberal arts graduates and the uniquely “human” skills they bring to employers.

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Which Communities are Winning the War for Talent?

Discover how well small and large counties are attracting talent in Emsi’s third annual Talent Attraction Scorecard

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How Your School Affects Where You Live

Where do graduates move after college? Ivy League grads move to the big cities. Community college grads stay close to home. But what about everyone else?

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The Top 10 Skills In Demand at the Top 10 U.S. Companies

What skills do you need to work at top U.S. companies like Amazon, Apple, Exxon Mobil, and Walmart? Emsi analyzed millions of online job postings to see what skills these companies want and how they’ve changed over time. Hint: management is a popular one.

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Diversified Economies Matter: How One State Is Making It Happen

From Madison, WI, to Elkhart, IN, which metros are the most and least diverse? New rankings, research, and a Nevada success story demonstrate the impact diverse economies have on long-term success.

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Three Reasons Why the U.S. Is Running Out of Pilots

The U.S. will need to train 87 new pilots every day for the next 20 years to meet growing demand.

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Wall Street Journal Cites Emsi in Alumni Migration Story

The Wall Street Journal released an interactive front-page article showing where the nation’s college graduates move to after receiving their degrees.

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Manufacturing Is Not Dead

In our newest research, we consider domestic manufacturing’s post-recession renaissance, and analyze the critical skills required for the modern production worker.

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Should We Offer a Data Science Program? A New Way to Discover Program Niches

Data science is everywhere these days. Think about millions of Americans shopping, banking, traveling, and networking on our ubiquitous technologies.

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