The Workforce Information Council (WIC) chartered the Customer Consultation Study Group (CCSG) to assist the WIC and state workforce information departments in developing and implementing methods for obtaining feedback from customers regarding the relevance, adequacy, and usability of available labor market information and the methods of delivering that information. To accomplish its mission, The CCSG asked the LMI Training Institute to: - Identify the breadth and diversity of types of customers of state labor market information agencies. - Provide general observations regarding the nature of these customers’ needs for services from state LMI agencies. - Provide general observations regarding the extent to which customers believe that state LMI agencies are providing services that meet their needs. - Recommend a framework for an approach by which state LMI agencies can regularly assess and respond to customer needs. This report summarizes the key challenges facing state labor market information agencies and identifies the workforce information customer groups that use state LMI data. It also provides an assessment of state LMI customer needs, a summary of what states currently produce, how they disseminate what they produce, and how they solicit feedback. The report also offers implementation tips for state LMI agencies. See the right side of this screen for Related Resources.
The Census Bureau convenes an annual workshop with state partners, federal agencies, and public and private organizations with shared interest in the first quarter of every calendar year. The purpose of the annual workshop is to review progress, showcase use of data and analyses, solicit input and ideas, explore new concepts and uses, and discuss research and development directions for the coming years
2012 Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Workshop March 7-8, 2012 Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, VA The LED Partnership is a collaborative partnership between state data agencies and the Census Bureau to leverage existing data in the development of new sources of economic and demographic information for policy makers and data users. The workshop provides professional development and networking for Labor Market Information directors, data analysts and data providers at state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and other data users of the Local Employment Dynamics data set. The theme for this year’s workshop is Local Data for Local Decisions. We will be highlighting the work of our state LMI partners and other state and local data users through plenary and breakout sessions. Please see preliminary agenda at http://2012ledworkshop.eventbrite.com/ If you have any questions about the workshop, please call Melodee Mabbitt at (734) 769-2900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Pitts of the U.S. Census Bureau will demonstrate the latest version of the Bureau’s OnTheMap for Emergency Management. Although designed for emergency response, this should provide an excellent introduction to the Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics OnTheMap tool, an extremely valuable data set that combines Census Bureau, BLS, wage record, and other administrative data. To register go to the following link https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/541101034. For registration questions, please contact Lauren Gilchrist at email@example.com. For content-related questions, please contact Earlene Dowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Sienkiewicz, Assistant Center Chief for Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) reports: The LEHD program has launched its new URL http://lehd.ces.census.gov.
The Colorado LMI 101 Online e-Learning Training Series In 2006, LMI 101 was developed as a PowerPoint presentation for workforce center professionals, educators, business organizations and other partner agencies. This training was delivered face-to-face in training facilities and conference rooms across the state. By 2009, this training was redesigned for delivery as an e-learning series. The Abode Connect Presenter platform was already available in Colorado so that platform was used for the e-learning series. Colorado LMI 101 Online is divided into two Parts. Part I consists of six modules, each of which is ten minutes or less in duration. Part I is a prerequisite for Part II. The six Part I modules are: ? Module 1: Getting Started ? Module 2: Customers and Data Classifications ? Module 3: Industry Information and Unemployment Data ? Module 4: Occupational Statistics and Projections ? Module 5: Local Employment Dynamics ? Module 6: LMI Products Part II of LMI 101 Online consists of an activity that functions more like a game. It requires learners to answer a variety of questions similar to those asked by customers in One-Stop Centers. Upon completion of Parts I & II, the learner will be able to access a variety of data to address basic customer and agency needs for labor market information and have a functional understanding of our web site. We anticipate that this training will create an improved awareness of LMI data and its uses. Initial feedback from learners has been very positive. In addition, new courses will be developed as specific needs for training are identified. Dee Funkhouser Questions and comments on this e-learning experience are welcome. Please contact Dee.Funkhouser@state.co.us.
In Pennsylvania and the United States, there are currently four to five unemployed people for every job opening.1 The current labor market situation and the cost of unemployment point to the importance of going beyond profiling unemployed Pennsylvanians to implement policies that reduce unemployment and help the jobless. To assist with the development of these policies, Pennsylvania has recently formed a Pennsylvania Task Force on Long-Term Unemployed, as a temporary sub-committee of the state Workforce Investment Board. This report provides a fact-based foundation for the work of the Task Force. Research on the economic and social costs of unemployment, summarized near the end of this report, shows that unemployment can have devastating effects on individuals and families. Long-term declines in annual earnings for dislocated workers fall in the range of 20 percent. For a worker who was earning $50,000 per year, that’s an annual earnings loss of $10,000.