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  1. North Shore Workforce Investment Board 1/28/2013

  2. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - NORTH SHORE Priorities • North Shore Workforce Investment Board • One of 16 WIBS in Massachusetts • Headquartered in Salem and serving 19 cities and towns north of Boston • Board is business led but includes other members • Budget of about $6 million • Performs labor market research, manages career centers • Provides funding for individuals (including youth) and companies to address their workforce needs.

  3. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - • The Environment… North Shore WIB Region NORTH SHORE PRIORITIES

  4. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - • North Shore Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment 1/2011-10/2013 NORTH SHORE PRIORITIES

  5. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - NORTH SHORE PRIORITIES

  6. NORTH SHORE PRIORITIES WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - • Labor Force Blueprint • What we looked at: • -Number of Jobs • -Skill and Education Requirements, and Wages of Critical Occupations • -Career Ladder Opportunities • -Level of Interaction with Workforce System • -Projections of future employment opportunities • -“Horse-Sense” • Critical Industries Identified: • Health Care • Construction Trades • Manufacturing • Financial Services

  7. NORTH SHORE PRIORITIES WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - • Investment SnapShot • Who was interviewed: • -Banks • -Venture Capital/Investment Managers • -Government and Non-Profits agencies • -Business Parks/Real Estate Brokers and Leasing Agents • -Construction and Real Estate Development Industry • Key Sectors Identified: • Health Care • Life Sciences • Manufacturing • Financial Services

  8. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore WIB Top 10 Industries of Employment on the North Shore • Total Employment in 1st Quarter 2013 was 165,075

  9. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Critical Industry Employment on the North Shore 2003-1st Q 2013

  10. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Construction Sub-Sector Establishments 2009 to 1st Quarter 2013 • Small drop in number of establishments starting in 2011 • Specialty Trades Contractors includes: • Site Preparation • Plumbing • Painting • Electrical • Pouring of Concrete

  11. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Construction Sub-Sector Employment 2009 to 1st Quarter 2013 • Employment had a slight decline • Product of seasonal trends as 1st Q is period of lowest employment level • Level employment in Construction of Buildings and Civil Engineering

  12. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Construction Average Weekly Wage 2009 to 1st Quarter 2013 • Average weekly wage is higher than the North Shore • Construction of Buildings is highest paying subsector • Wages have been steady throughout the years

  13. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board

  14. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Sample Construction Industry Career Pathways Median Hourly Wage for Electricians: $32.50

  15. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Sample Construction Industry Career Pathways, continued Median Hourly Wage for Carpenters: $24.08

  16. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Finding Employment in Construction • Many jobs are Union and you need to rely on the Union to source you work • Set hourly wages and health insurance • Work based on seniority and skills needed at the job site • Searching online is an exercise in frustration • Use personal network • Work as or for a General Contractor • Place advertisements for services rendered • Employment has a seasonal variance • Busy Spring, Summer, Fall • Slower Winter

  17. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Durable Goods Manufacturing Establishments 2009 to 1st Quarter 2013 • Aerospace is major industry but data is classified • Industries such as Fabricated Metals and Machinery Manufacturing support Aerospace • Miscellaneous includes: • 51% Medical Equipment • 49% assorted manufacturers

  18. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Durable Goods Sub-Sector Manufacturing Employment 2009-1st Quarter 2013 • Employment levels have started to level out after declines from the recession. • Aerospace would be one of the largest employment industries. • Medical Device employment accounts for 84% of Miscellaneous Manufacturing

  19. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Durable Goods Manufacturing Average Weekly Wages 2009-1st Quarter 2013 • Durable Goods is one of the highest paying industries on the North Shore • 68% higher than the North Shore average weekly wage of $964 • Good opportunities exist for those who receive skilled training

  20. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board

  21. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Sample Manufacturing Career Pathways Median Hourly Wage for Electrical Technician: $27.00 Median Hourly Wage for Mechanical Technician: $25.70

  22. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Sample Manufacturing Career Pathways, continued Median Hourly Wage for Team Assembler: $10.90

  23. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Manufacturing Online Job Postings from 8/2013 to 12/2013 • 630 Jobs Openings listed in the Manufacturing industry found online • Top online job postings are predominately for high skilled/hard to fill positions • Utilize Career Centers, Craigslist, and Newspapers for entry level production opportunities • Need for business and office staff support

  24. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Who’s Hiring Now? The Top 15 Employers Listing Job Openings on the North Shore • 74 Manufacturers listed job postings online • Top Employer Cities: • Danvers: 274 listings • Lynn: 108 listings • Beverly: 85 listings • Peabody: 75 listings • Salem: 22 listings • Lynnfield: 20 listings • Gloucester: 18 listings • Ipswich: 14 listings

  25. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Why The Life Sciences? • The North Shore WIB has identified 84 Life Science Companies • That’s roughly 17% of all life science companies in Massachusetts • The WIB has estimated life science employment to be about 5,000 in 2012 • 8% of Massachusetts Life Science employment

  26. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Reagents: make products for researchers to discover new medicines Instruments: make special tools to test and measure things in the lab Medical Devices: make mechanical aids or implants to treat or prevent a disease Drug: transforms research into new medicines to treat diseases Diagnostic: make tests for providing information to help detect and treat disease

  27. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Life Science Industry Composition on the North Shore • Composition of the 84 Life Science Companies Identified on the North Shore • Three largest sub-sectors are Reagents, Instruments, and Medical Devices

  28. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Educational Requirements for Life Sciences Job Related Practical Experience

  29. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Types of Occupations at Reagent, Instrument and Medical Device Companies

  30. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Sample Life Science Industry Career Pathways

  31. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Sample Life Science Industry Career Pathways

  32. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board Notable Life Science Companies on the North Shore • Medical Device Company • Created the first artificial heart and current manufacturers the world’s smallest heart pump • Medical Device Company • Manufactures MRI’s and Digital Mammograms • Reagent Company • Conducts research and development into the enzymes used to create reagents • Instrumentation Company • Develops technology to extract and analyze DNA

  33. WE PUT THE NORTH SHORE TO WORK - North Shore Workforce Investment Board • Resources: • North Shore Workforce Investment (northshorewib.com) • Careers in the Life Sciences Brochure • Life Sciences Report for the North Shore • Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (massbio.org) • Life Sciences trade association • Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (massbioed.org) • Supports science and biotech education in Massachusetts through educational programs, workforce development, and lifelong learning

  34. Will Sinatra Manager of Market Research wsinatra@northshorewib.com NORTH SHORE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD 70 Washington Street Suite 314 Salem, MA 01970 Tel. 978.741.3805 www.northshorewib.com