Workforce Analysis/Labor Market Analysis

A comprehensive labor market analysis can help position your area to compete in the global economy for the best economic development opportunities and the highest-level jobs. In the short term, this workforce analysis will:

  • Document the current strengths and weaknesses of the workforce
  • Quantify labor supply and quality
  • Quantify hidden labor resources, displaced worker pool
  • Identify unmet training needs
  • Define emerging employment trends and economic opportunities
  • Identify roles, programs and areas of specialized research for higher education
  • Provide a vision that allows K-12 educators to address workforce needs and trends, particularly those that relate to the area’s economic development targets
  • Assist existing businesses in finding qualified workers
  • Help workforce agencies match workers with jobs and training programs
  • Guide training providers in preparing the workforce for existing and emerging employment opportunities
  • Provide the right information for prospects and site consultants

Long term, this workforce analysis can provide a plan to transition the workforce to the emerging economy which requires higher skills. It will help you make certain your workforce matches your economic development targets—and that you have the skills base, research, training, and other key assets in place.

Younger Associates’ Workforce Analysis is like no other. We come into your area and collect primary data not available from any other source through:

One-on-one personal interviews with a statistically valid sample of the workforce
With this information, we create powerful reports that give you an advantage when working with existing employers, prospects and location consultants.

  • Employee surveys and interviews
  • Key workforce influencer interviews
  • Emerging Industry Focus Groups

With this information, we create powerful reports that give you an advantage when working with existing employers, prospects and location consultants.
Our online Workforce Data Delivery System will allow you to create custom reports to pinpoint available workforce, training needs and many other key factors by:

  • County or parish
  • Labor shed area
  • Specific radius around site or employment

Our Workforce Analysis Services Include:

  1. A workforce profile of the region, including benchmarking to the nation and the state. This profile would include all of the key topics of interest to site selectors and economic development professionals.
  2. Employer and key-influencer interviews (includes educators, staffing services, residential realtors, workforce investment boards and other agencies involved in workforce development) and focus groups conducted throughout the region.
  3. A survey of all employers in the region above a defined employment threshold. This survey would supply data not elsewhere available on how employers view the region’s labor availability, quality, cost, trainability and the effectiveness of the region’s training programs.
  4. A household survey that shows detailed characteristics of the workforce supply, including the underemployed, residents not currently in the workforce but interested in working, dislocated workers and the fully employed. This survey uses methodology that provides a much richer and significantly more accurate and useful assessment than “underemployment” studies based upon telephone surveys or other older methodologies.

Labor Market Analysis Clients Include:

  • Mississippi Delta Region
  • Victor Valley, CA
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • Greater Jackson, MS Area
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Bismarck, ND
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Twin Falls, ID
  • Moore County, NC
  • Mid-Mississippi (24 counties)
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • El Paso, TX
  • Central Nebraska I-80 Coalition (9 counties)
  • Columbia Gorge Workforce Investment Board (7 counties in OR and WA)
  • Memphis Regional Economic Development Council (52 counties in TN, AR, & MS)
  • Abilene, TX (19 counties)
  • Virginia’s Heartland, VA
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Tri-cities, TN - VA
  • Elko, NV
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • The State of Wyoming