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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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inputs to include when determining your critical jobs
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 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

about the survey
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
Survey Sample Responses
  • 94 responses
  • 55 firms reported total 469 current openings
most firms come from mfg sector
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
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
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
preferred training time format location
Preferred Training Time/Format/Location

Note: Respondents could choose multiple choices

things to look for
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)
real time labor market information
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
Most Jobs Come from Relay and Industrial Control Manufacturers

Top job providers are:

Eaton Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Freudenberg-NOK

inputs to include when determining your critical jobs1
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
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
Contact Info

Mark C. White

[email protected]

703.522.4980 (x1015)

Wen Sun

[email protected]

703.522.4980 (x1013)