Your city and every other community in America are in an all-out arms race to develop, attract, and keep talent. Emsi has spent the last two years mapping local labor markets by skill cluster to help communities more effectively build and market their regional talent ecosystem and partner with higher education to upskill and train workers. Regional skill clusters are becoming a powerful way for regions to better match their talent to companies. Learn how skills are changing the way you define your region and talent strengths.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s webinar discussing the findings of the Degrees at Work report! In this post, you can watch the full webinar recording, download the slide deck, and check out the Q&A. Have questions we didn’t get to? Let us know!
The Seattle Office of Economic Development defined and quantified the city’s creative economy in a report titled “There’s Something About Seattle: 2019 Creative Economy Report.” Read the findings to understand how the city’s creative sector is inspiring action from policymakers, creative advocacy organizations, creative workers, employers, and consumers of creative works.
How do you turn raw data into a compelling narrative that highlights the best your community has to offer? Just ask Jamie Loyd. As vice president for economic development at Columbus Technical College in Columbus, Georgia, Loyd sees himself first and foremost as an advocate for CTC’s service region. “In order to promote economic growth and attract new businesses, our college serves as the primary hub for regional workforce development,” Loyd says.
In this webinar, Emsi product manager Sheridan Benard walked through Business Engage, the newest way to build a proactive and data-driven BRE strategy. Sheridan showed how Emsi’s new software solution will help economic developers prioritize, monitor, and support their local businesses. Attendees received practical examples and use cases for applying Business Engage to their BRE processes.
In a new joint research project from Emsi and the National Retail Federation, we dive into how retail jobs prepare workers for careers in computers and technology. Specifically, we analyze which retail skills transfer to tech jobs and how retail experience helps tech workers get promoted faster.