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Survey Results and Identifying Critical Jobs Georgia Work Ready Regions. December 7, 2011. Inputs to include when determining your critical jobs. Primary Data. Secondary Data. Short Term. Long Term. Labor Market Data vs. Company Surveys. Labor Market Data. Company Surveys.

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Survey Results and Identifying Critical JobsGeorgia Work Ready Regions

December 7, 2011

Inputs to include when determining your critical jobs

Primary Data

Secondary Data

Short Term

Long Term

Labor Market Data vs. Company Surveys

Labor Market Data

Company Surveys

Company-specific data

Very small sample sizes

Questions focus on short-term future needs

  • Show past performance of all regional firms

    • Not just a sample

  • Projections

    • Combine past performance with national trends

    • Create estimates of future performance

  • Lag between data collection and data publication

Data analysis and survey findings often lead to more questions

Georgia Work Ready Regions

Company Survey Results

About the Survey

  • Three main topics

    • Current employment and hiring situation (Q1 thru Q3)

    • Critical jobs(Q4 thru Q7)

    • Training activities and needs (Q8 thru Q13)

    • Experience with Georgia Work Ready (Q14 thru Q16)

Survey Sample Responses

  • 94 responses

  • 55 firms reported total 469 current openings

Most Firms Come From MFG Sector

  • MFG Sector:

    • Aerospace

    • Automotive parts

    • Textile

    • Food

    • Building material/Wood decorative elements

    • Tools

    • Metal fabrication

    • Chemical

  • Other Sectors

    • Distribution

    • IT Consulting

Reported “Key” Occupations*

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators

Tool and Die Makers

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

General and Operations Managers


General Maintenance and Repair Workers

*Job titles were converted to occupation titles used in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System

**Occupation receiving most mentions

Half of the Respondents Require Job Specific Certifications

  • Certifications

    • Airframe + Powerplant license

    • ASE (automotive service excellence)

    • Maintenance certifications: wiring, HVAC, plumbing, PLC, CNC certificates

    • Forklift certification

    • Welder Certifications: MIG & TIG

    • USAF Ground Support Equipment Mechanics certification

    • CDL

    • GA Work Ready Certifications

  • Other Common Hiring Requirements

    • High school diploma/GED

    • Technical Diploma/Certification

    • Experience

Main Challenge: Finding Qualified People

Firms Rely Heavily on Co-workers & Equipment Vendors to Deliver Training

The Majority of the Respondents Have Pressing Training Needs

  • Trainings Needed Most:

Preferred Training Time/Format/Location

Note: Respondents could choose multiple choices

More than Half of the Respondents Involved with GWR Certifications

Most Interested in Teamwork & Applied Technology GWR Assessment Tools

Georgia Work Ready Regions

Labor Market Data

Things To Look For

  • Biggest Occupations in Target Industries

    • Time series

    • Jobs within target industries v. Jobs in all industries

  • Key Occupations’ Projected Annual Demand

    • Most demanded jobs in next ten years

    • Overlap of difficult to hire jobs and most demanded jobs (link to survey results)

Big Occupations in Target Industries

Key Occupations’ Projected Annual Demand in Next Ten Years

  • Georgia Work Ready Regions

“Real time” labor market data

Real Time Labor Market Information

  • Target industries related jobs posted on major employment websites recently.

  • What target industries are hiring recently in the region?

  • Who are the biggest employers in the region?

  • What are the most demanded occupations in the region currently?

  • Is there overlap of difficult to hire occupations and most demanded occupations? (link to survey results)

Most Jobs Come from Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturers

Top job providers are:

Eaton Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Freudenberg-NOK

Most Jobs are Engineering and Production Occupations

  • Georgia Work Ready Regions

Select your critical jobs

Inputs to include when determining your critical jobs

  • Company surveys

  • Direct

  • business

  • input

  • Critical Jobs

  • Labor market data

  • “Real-time” LMI

In order to identify your critical jobs, please consider:

  • What jobs are common across the data, surveys and company input?

  • What jobs are needed now, and in the future?

  • Are there jobs that your industry leaders have noted, but do not show up in the data?

  • Is the needed training currently available in your region?

    • Type

    • Format

  • Have you identified some of your critical jobs?

Contact Info

Mark C. White

703.522.4980 (x1015)

Wen Sun

703.522.4980 (x1013)

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