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Workforce Data Sources for Farmworker Program Staff

Posted by LMI Win-Win Network - On April 10, 2013 (EST)

Key Workforce Data Sources for National Farmworker Jobs Program Staff

Here are some of the best sources for locating and understanding workforce data (also referred to as labor market information — LMI) produced by the U.S. Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

1. Guide to State and Local Workforce Data: a comprehensive source of quality government and private sector sources (including a farmworker section under “Industry-Specific Sources”).

2. Internet Links for State and Local Employment Projections: provides links to all state and local industry as well as occupational projections.

3. Quick Lesson Workforce Data Podcasts: see ETA’s growing collection of 10 data podcasts, which are simply written and presume no previous subject matter or statistical knowledge.

4. Webinar: New BLS Education and Training Data for Employment Projections: explains BLS’ new system to specify the education and training that individuals typically need to qualify for employment in an occupation.

5. Webinar: BLS' Occupational Outlook Handbook: widely considered the single most important source of career information. This Webinar includes a demo of how to use this first Internet-based edition of the Handbook.

6. Labor Market Information WIN-WIN Network Community of Practice: ETA’s Web site for producers and users of LMI.

7. Agricultural Workers Survey: data and background on the major Federal source for migrant and seasonal farmworker data. Newly added!

8. Workforce Data, Job Openings and Other Information Available from Selected Federal Multi-Purpose E-Tools: compares the data and job-related-information available from each source. Newly added!

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