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Using LMI to Serve the Employer Community

Using LMI to Serve the Employer Community

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Using LMI to Serve the Employer Community

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  1. Using LMI to Serve the Employer Community Permian Basin Workforce Network Business Services Unit Texas Labor Market Information Conference June 11/12, 2003

  2. Background • Permian Basin Workforce Development Area • Our Business Services Unit

  3. Topics of Discussion • What Employers Want • Most Frequent LMI Inquiries from Businesses • LMI Sites: Some User-friendly Favorites • Using LMI to Develop BSU Strategies

  4. What Employers Want • Easy access to the information • Straightforward answers • Interpretation of the data

  5. Most Frequent LMI Inquiries • Wage information/prevailing wages • Labor Force characteristics/availability • Unemployment data • How do we compare to other areas?

  6. Wage Information/Prevailing Wages • TRACER • Wage Information Network (from TWC website)

  7. Labor Force Characteristics and Availability • JSMS • TRACER • SOCRATES • US Census Bureau

  8. Unemployment Data • TRACER

  9. How do we compare to other areas? • SOCRATES • TRACER • Census Data

  10. LMI Sites: User-friendly Favorites • TRACER/ LMI at your fingertips • Wage Information Network • SOCRATES • US Census Bureau • Texas State Data Center

  11. Examples • StarTek (Big Spring) - # of bilingual individuals - data for recruiting workers from outside the region • Cingular (Midland) - availability of skill sets - socio-economic and demographic data • Family Dollar (Odessa) - labor force availability - prevailing wages

  12. Using LMI to Develop BSU Strategies • Targeting industries & companies • Increasing market penetration • Job development for special populations • Discussing wages with employers & job seekers • Diversifying our economic base

  13. Committing Ourselves • Become the local experts • Make the time • Share the wealth

  14. Web addresses: • www.twc.state.tx.us • www.tracer2.com • http://socrates.cdr.state.tx.us • www.txsdc.tamu.edu (Texas state data center) • http://quickfacts.census.gov (US Census Bureau) Contact info: Liz Zenteno (liz.zenteno@twc.state.tx.us) BSU & Continuous Improvement Coordinator Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (432) 563-1061