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Sectors and Clusters and All Those Numbers

Key Sectors and Labor Market InformationBasics with IDES and Illinois workNet

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Agenda

  • Illinois’ Key Sectors and Resources
    • Individuals
    • Businesses
    • Workforce Professionals/Educators
  • Review and Demonstration of Key Sector Resources and Tools
  • Labor Market Information ABCs
  • Local Economic Event Scenario
  • Take Away– Accessing and Using all of This Information
  • Questions and Answers
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Illinois workNet Web Portal

  • Four Pathways – Individuals, Businesses, Key Sectors, and Workforce Professionals
  • Dynamic/Real Time – State and local content managers publish throughout the portal.
  • Web Services – Seamless access to third party databases and tools including occupational and labor market information, self-assessments, and job postings.
  • Infrastructure – Supports expansion of both content and capacity.
  • Online Training – Ensures workforce professionals know how to use the portal.
  • Accessible – Supports assistive technologies and meets Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act.
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Illinois workNet

Where is Illinois workNet?

Illinois workNet is available through:

  • Physical locations, known as Illinois workNet Centers,
  • state agency partners, like IDES
  • broad range of community partners, and
  • Illinois workNet Portal (www.illinoisworknet.com).

Illinois workNet Centers are the state's comprehensive centers and provide convenient locations where individuals who need personalized assistance or training, or who do not have access to the Internet, can receive services. Access/ Dissemination Sites have public access to computers.

There are 565 active “Access” (Resource Room) sites across the state.

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Illinois workNet Key Sectors Defined

Key Sector industries have been identified to meet the following criteria:

  • Projected to have significant job openings or affect the growth of other industries.
  • Existing or emerging groups of industries being transformed by technology and innovation or economic conditions requiring new skills sets for workers.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

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Illinois workNet Super Sectors Defined

Super Sector Industries refer to economic units (“businesses”) that have similar production processes are classified in the same industry, and the lines drawn between industries demarcate, to the extent practicable, differences in production processes. 

These industries are organized into sectors, and sectors into super-sectors.  (Until 2001, they were called “divisions.”)

Examples include: 

  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Information
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Other Services

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

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Tools Available for Making Strategic Decisions

  • Key Sectors are industries projected to have significant job openings or affect the growth of other industries.
  • Business Branding Pages/Virtual Human Resources and free job postings for Key Sector Industries.
  • The Regional Economic Snapshot provides access to real-time Labor Market Information (LMI) that is regionally specific and can be downloaded to use in presentations.
  • Individuals use Career Pathways in each key sector to explore jobs, find openings, and get training.

Explore Occupations and Search for Jobs

Find Training Programs and Services in your local area

Post Jobs for

FREE

Individuals

Community

Regional

Economic

Snapshot

Labor Market Information

Portal and Centers

Workforce Professionals

Businesses

Work with local Business Service Teams to: Hire, Train, and Develop

Branding Pages

Workforce Professionals post Jobs, give Trainings, help Recruit, and offer Laid-Off Worker Assistance

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Illinois workNet Key Sectors Resources and Tools

  • Individuals
    • Learn about career opportunities that match your interests.
    • Review wages and trends of jobs in the industry.
    • Connect to job opportunities.
    • Receive email notifications about jobs that match your skills.
    • Connect to training programs.
    • Connect to work support services.
    • Contact career advisors for assistance.
    • Find Help for Laid Off Workers.
    • File for Unemployment Insurance.
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Illinois workNet Key Sectors Resources and Tools

Businesses

  • Review and print Labor Market Information (LMI) using the Regional Economic Snapshot.
  • Explore Career Pathways.
  • Learn about Employment & Outlook in your local area.
  • Find Wages and Trends for desired occupation.
  • Locate Education/Training Programs
  • Post Key Sector Jobs for Free.
  • Business Services Directory.
  • Create Business Branding Pages.
  • Locate and Promote News and Events in your local area.
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Illinois workNet Key Sectors Resources and Tools

  • Workforce Professionals
    • Connect customers to job search planning techniques and strategies.
    • Are knowledgeable of how to interact with diverse populations.
    • Utilize the Regional Economic Snapshot to make strategic decisions about local programs and trainings.
    • Understand and connect customers to basic labor market and career information.
    • Demonstrate the ability to use technology, including providing basic technology training and assistance.
    • Understand, utilize, and connect customers to education and training opportunities in Illinois.
    • Know how to connect individuals to state and local work support services.
    • Help Businesses Hire, Train, and Develop.
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Illinois workNet Key Sectors Pages

  • Individuals:
    • Explore Opportunities in Health Care
    • Locate Training Programs
    • Find Jobs
  • Businesses:
    • Create FREE Branding Pages
    • Post Jobs for FREE
    • Locate Training Providers
    • Connect with Business Service Team Members
    • Promote News and Events in their local area
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Illinois Department of Employment ServicesLabor Market Information –The Basics

  • Labor Market Information ABCs
  • Workforce professionals and Individuals can use tools such as Illinois workNet and Labor Market Information to:
  • Make data-driven strategic decisions and access topical information on the Key Sectors.
  • Use LMI to target programs and better assist clients in making informed career decisions.
  • Understand that LMI is more than just data; its valuable information.
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Labor Market Information --BasicsIntroduction

    • Develop a solid understanding of the local labor market by identifying the following key components:
  • Key Sector Regional Economic Snapshot
    • Helps identify the most significant (largest) industries in the area.
    • Provides an overall summary of your local economy.
  • Industry Super-Sector Employment Statistics and Projections
    • Provides solid data on which industries will be experiencing the fastest growth.
    • Identifies fastest growing occupations by region to include wages and trends.
    • Identifies downsizing occupations and industries in real-time.
    • Provides better information on current employment trends and career advice.
  • Largest (Local/Regional) Employers
    • Gauges economic development in your local area and identifies industries that will be adding most new jobs.
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Labor Market Information –ABCs A.......

  • Examine the Key Sectors in your Regional/Local Labor Market Area
  • Using current employment statistics and employment projections for the industry super-sectors:
    • What are the significant (largest) industries in the area?
    • Which of these industries will be experiencing the fastest growth?
    • Which of these industries will be adding the most new jobs?

http://www.illinoisworknet.com/vos_portal/Industry/en/Home/lmi/

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Labor Market Information –ABCs B........

Identify the largest employers within these industries with The Workforce Information Center:

http://illinois.virtuallmi.com/default.asp

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Labor Market Information –ABCs C.........

Need Real Facts? Simply Pick, Point, and Click:

Pick the REGION

Select FILE type

Select PROJECTION TYPE

DOWNLOAD

Economic Development Region long-term employment projections are available as both a downloadable data file (Excel) or a downloadable printable report (Adobe Acrobat).

http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/projections/edr_proj.htm

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Labor Market Information –ABCs D.........

Identify Industries with the Most Job Losses to Identify the Clients that Need Assistance.

http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/projections/employproj.htm

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Labor Market Information –ABCs Local Economic Event Scenario

  • In this example, a large manufacturer (500+ employees) is permanently reducing its workforce by 60%, including centralizing all its administrative functions in a facility in another state.
  • As a direct result (not to mention the indirect impacts), the local area will experience the displacement of many persons concentrated in the following occupations:
    • Professional Occupations: Accountants, Management positions
    • Technical Occupations: Accounting Clerks, Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Welders
    • Low-skilled occupations: Team Assemblers, Packagers, Freight and Stock Handlers
  • Key Strategic Decision Point:
  • Re-employment? v. Skills update? v. Re-training?
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Labor Market Information –ABCs a) Professional Occupation

Target = Skills Update/Re-employment

In this example, several of this firm’s accountants graduated several years ago and while they have kept up with standard practices and regulations, several of the clients speak of a need to upgrade their skills with modern accounting software packages.

  • Tools and Resources Available:
  • Find Help for Laid Off Workers.
  • File for Unemployment Insurance Online.
  • Review wages and trends of jobs in the industry.
  • Connect to Training Programs.
  • Review resume update tips and update resume.
  • Connect to job opportunities with Illinois Job Search Tool.
  • Prepare for an Interview.
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Labor Market Information –ABCs b) Technical Occupation

Target = Re-employment

In this example, both the few industrial machinery mechanics and several skilled welders being laid off are in demand by other employers within the region based upon job listings and requests/concerns from local employers.

  • Tools and Resources Available:
  • File for Unemployment Insurance.
  • Connect to job opportunities with job search tools.
  • Review resume update tips and update resume.
  • Prepare for an Interview.
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Labor Market Information –ABCs c) Low-Skilled Occupation #1

Target = Re-Training Team Assemblers

In this example, with a short-term skills update in basic solar panel fabrication the assemblers from this facility would be available for a local firm that is exploring opportunities in the residential and commercial energy efficiency improvement field (given available federal stimulus funding).

  • Tools and Resources Available:
  • Review Help for Laid Off Workers.
  • File for Unemployment Insurance.
  • Contact local career advisors.
  • Enter training programs to upgrade skills.
  • Connect to work support services.
  • Review resume update tips and update resume.
  • Prepare for an Interview.
  • Connect to job opportunities with Illinois Job Search Tool.
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Labor Market Information –ABCs d) Low-Skilled Occupation #2

Target = Re-training Packagers

In this example, almost all of the laid off packagers will need staff assistance to explore other career opportunities available with one of the 12- to 18-month training programs through the local Community College.

  • Tools and Resources Available:
    • Review Help for Laid Off Workers.
    • File for Unemployment Insurance.
    • Compete Skill and Interests Self Assessments
    • Review Labor Market Information.
    • Contact career advisors for assistance.
    • Connect to training programs and support services.
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Illinois workNet General Information

Email: info@illinoisworknet.com

All presentation materials are available as follows:

  • Go to http://www.illinoisworknet.com
  • Click on Key Sectors.
  • Click on Regional Economic Snapshot, look for this graphic and click on it.
  • For personal assistance, please contact your Local Labor Market Economist http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/perassis.htm or Mitch Daniels at Mitch.Daniels@Illinois.gov