Tools for Labor Market Information    Center for Workforce Information & Analysis (CWIA)                     August 18, 2011
Recommended Data Sources• Fast Facts• Real-Time Data (HWOL, New Hires, & Job Spidering)• Database Tools (LED & RDAT)• Cust...
FAST FACTS• Fast Facts is a primary delivery method for many of CWIA’s data sets• Data sets include:    Labor Force       ...
FAST FACTS• Statewide• Regional• Marcellus Shale                          4
Help Wanted Online (HWOL)• Measures employer demand by counting online job postings• Job postings are captured from severa...
New Hires: Real Time• By Federal Law, every employer must report a new hire within 20 days    • This is done to aid in chi...
Job Spidering• Job Spidering allows job seekers to review thousands of online jobs fromdozens of web sites in one location...
LED Database• The Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Database is a new tool offered by CWIA.The purpose of this database is t...
LED DatabaseCan Help Answer:1. What Industries   have a high   proportion of older   workers?2. What industries have   the...
Regional Data Analysis Tool (RDAT)• CONFIDENTIAL Access database tool designed for WIBs• Contains 6-digit level Quarterly ...
Regional Data Analysis Tool (RDAT)                                     11
Customized Reports                    Area Cluster ReportsData Items:• Cluster employment, growth and wages• Top employing...
Customized Reports     Employment Assessment Reports• Companies with Layoffs – Rapid Response• Businesses with Hiring Diff...
Customized Reports         Employment Assessment ReportsData Items:• Staffing Patterns/Occupational Listings• Openings & W...
TORQ• New Tool, Real-Time Data• OJT and Reemployment Assistance• Granular Details (Reports for Job Seekers)• Roll-Out Plan...
TORQTORQ in Pennsylvania     Bill Johnston       President     TORQworks                       16
What is TORQ?• An algorithm that measures how easy or hardit is to transfer from one occupation to another,based on O*NET ...
Where is TORQ Used?• By state agencies in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii,Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, NewMexico, Nort...
How is TORQ Used?• Enables analysts to prepare reports torespond to mass layoffs (e.g., WARN notices)• Helps business deve...
How is TORQ Used?• Allows economic development specialists toreport on the availability of skilled workersneeded by employ...
TORQ in Action                                               Rapid ResponseTransferable Occupations for Billing, Cost, and...
TORQ in ActionOJT analysis, referral and reimbursementMachine Tool Setter to a Cabinetmaker    ‒ Job Zone 3 = 800 hours   ...
TORQ in Action     Labor Supply                    23
TORQ in Action      Counseling                   24
CWIA Contact Info     CWIA Contact InformationEd Legge, elegge@pa.gov, 717-787-8646Tim McElhinny, tmcelhinny@pa.gov, 717-7...
CWIA Contact Info   CWIA Contact InformationCustomer Response Line: 877-493-3282 or                        877-4WF-DataEma...
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Session, Tools for Labor Market Information - Center for Workforce Information & Analysis

  1. 1. Tools for Labor Market Information Center for Workforce Information & Analysis (CWIA) August 18, 2011
  2. 2. Recommended Data Sources• Fast Facts• Real-Time Data (HWOL, New Hires, & Job Spidering)• Database Tools (LED & RDAT)• Customized Reports (Area TIC Snapshots & Employment Assessments)• TORQ 2
  3. 3. FAST FACTS• Fast Facts is a primary delivery method for many of CWIA’s data sets• Data sets include: Labor Force Industry Highlights Demographics Employer Activities Local Employment Dynamics Help Wanted Online (HWOL) Unemployment Compensation New Hires Jobs/Industry Much more• Use Fast Facts for overall economic and area trends and planning• Posted on CWIA’s homepage, and distributed to Local WIBs andCareerLinks™• WIA Fast Facts now available. Release schedule on our website• Marcellus Shale Fast Facts currently published monthly 3
  4. 4. FAST FACTS• Statewide• Regional• Marcellus Shale 4
  5. 5. Help Wanted Online (HWOL)• Measures employer demand by counting online job postings• Job postings are captured from several sites including: • Monster • CareerBuilder • Employer Job Boards • Government Job Boards• Assigned an Occupation Code (SOC), an Industry Code (NAICS), and anemployer if possible• CWIA then compiles statewide & local lists (by WIA) of Job Postings by: • Industries/Industry Groups • Occupations/Occupation Groups • Employers•CWIA distributes these to Local Workforce Investment Boards & CareerLinks™ to: • Help people find jobs at CareerLinks™ • Determine training needs • Identify emerging industry and occupational trends. • Use for economic development and find employers for outreach 5
  6. 6. New Hires: Real Time• By Federal Law, every employer must report a new hire within 20 days • This is done to aid in child support collection• This data is available to use for LMI purposes and is available much sooner thantraditional LMI data sources, around 30 days from close of quarter• Published in Fast Facts, posted on CWIA’s homepage, and distributed to LocalWIBs and CareerLinks™• Uses of New Hires Real Time data • Provides evidence that hiring is taking place all the time • Shows where (WIA) and in which industries employers are currently hiring • Identify emerging industry trends • Can focus on new hires in Targeted Industry Clusters• Combine with PA Employer Database, Job Spidering, and CWIA’s Employer Searchfeature on our website to find employers • Input new hires three-digit industry NAICS code• Focus on trend analysis: compare to a year ago and use volume for significance 6
  7. 7. Job Spidering• Job Spidering allows job seekers to review thousands of online jobs fromdozens of web sites in one location• Different from HWOL; rather than counting and grouping, Job Spidering allowsthe searcher to apply for the job. Located on www.paworkstats.state.pa.us andis free to the public for use•Job postings are categorized in labor market information language. Assigned anOccupation Code (SOC), an Industry Code (NAICS), and an employer ifpossible; and searchable by geographic area•CWIA recommends using Job Spidering in conjunction with our many otherlabor market information products for focused job searches by industry,occupation, or employer (e.g., HWOL, New Hires, Occupational Projections, TIC)• Job Spidering Micro Data is being distributed (upon request) to: • LWIBs for trend analysis • CareerLinks™ for client and business services teams 7
  8. 8. LED Database• The Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Database is a new tool offered by CWIA.The purpose of this database is to facilitate easier and increased usage of LocalEmployment Dynamics data• This data can be used to generate information that is local to the county or WIA.Additionally, this is currently one of the only ways to analyze information onemployment and earnings in different industries by age and genderLED is:• Local - It provides data on various geographic levels, including state, county, andWIA• Employment - It provides data on employees (age and gender), industries (2-digitto 4-digit NAICS codes), and earnings by industry• Dynamics - Worker changes (new hires, separations, turnover, and earnings) andfirm changes (job gains and losses) can be analyzed by industry and geography• Distributed by DVD (mailed) to WIBs on a quarterly basis, available upon request 8
  9. 9. LED DatabaseCan Help Answer:1. What Industries have a high proportion of older workers?2. What industries have the most new hires and what are they making?3. What industries have the highest number of separations?4. What are the age or demographics of a specific industry? How have they changed over time? 9
  10. 10. Regional Data Analysis Tool (RDAT)• CONFIDENTIAL Access database tool designed for WIBs• Contains 6-digit level Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)data at the county level.• User can easily create unique industry clusters or evaluate those (11) identifiedby the state.• User can easily create unique geographies based on counties that crossmultiple WIAs for the purpose of generating IP specific data.• Pre-populated with WIAs, PA Targeted Industry Clusters and Sub-Clusters andPA Green Clusters 10
  11. 11. Regional Data Analysis Tool (RDAT) 11
  12. 12. Customized Reports Area Cluster ReportsData Items:• Cluster employment, growth and wages• Top employing (volume or percent) industries• Location Quotients (LQ)• Occupations related to the clusters Analysis: • Shift/Share and LQ • Area compared to region, state and/or nation 12
  13. 13. Customized Reports Employment Assessment Reports• Companies with Layoffs – Rapid Response• Businesses with Hiring Difficulties• New or Relocating Companies 13
  14. 14. Customized Reports Employment Assessment ReportsData Items:• Staffing Patterns/Occupational Listings• Openings & Wages• Related Occupations• Educational Requirements - TORQ• Average Work Experience - TORQ Analysis: • Reemployment/Employment Outlook • Competition 14
  15. 15. TORQ• New Tool, Real-Time Data• OJT and Reemployment Assistance• Granular Details (Reports for Job Seekers)• Roll-Out Plan 15
  16. 16. TORQTORQ in Pennsylvania Bill Johnston President TORQworks 16
  17. 17. What is TORQ?• An algorithm that measures how easy or hardit is to transfer from one occupation to another,based on O*NET KSA data• A tool that links this transferability analysiswith real time job listings and local training,allows filtering by wage or job growth, andprovides reports 17
  18. 18. Where is TORQ Used?• By state agencies in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii,Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, NewMexico, North Dakota, and Washington• By WIBs in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana,Pennsylvania and Washington• By CWIA in Pennsylvania, starting in Sept! 18
  19. 19. How is TORQ Used?• Enables analysts to prepare reports torespond to mass layoffs (e.g., WARN notices)• Helps business development staff todocument and structure OJT referralsefficiently 19
  20. 20. How is TORQ Used?• Allows economic development specialists toreport on the availability of skilled workersneeded by employers• Helps One Stop counselors to place jobseekersin new occupations or training• Guides workers receiving unemploymentinsurance to available jobs 20
  21. 21. TORQ in Action Rapid ResponseTransferable Occupations for Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks(Title from Bushmaster Firearms: A/R Specialist)Provided by TORQ™, Prepared by the Maine Department of LaborTORQ value Title95 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing ClerksCompute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifyingduties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postingspertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.Median Wage Employment in Cumberland Co. Region Current Job Postings?$33,647 2,030 YesJob PostingsAccounting Clerk Accountemps 1/5/2011Accounting Clerk 1/5/2011Accounting Clerk Robert Half Finance & Accounting 1/4/2011Bookkeeping Opening, Full Charge Bookkeeper OSI Business 1/3/2011AP/AR Clerk Southworth Products 1/2/2011A/P, Accounting Assistant Native Maine Produce and Specialty Foods 1/2/2011Education ProgramsAccounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Central Maine Community College 207-755-5100Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Kennebec Valley Community College 207-453-5000Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Northern Maine Community College 207-768-2700 21
  22. 22. TORQ in ActionOJT analysis, referral and reimbursementMachine Tool Setter to a Cabinetmaker ‒ Job Zone 3 = 800 hours ‒ Grand TORQ = 86 ‒ Subtract 20% ‒ Total OJT hours = 640 22
  23. 23. TORQ in Action Labor Supply 23
  24. 24. TORQ in Action Counseling 24
  25. 25. CWIA Contact Info CWIA Contact InformationEd Legge, elegge@pa.gov, 717-787-8646Tim McElhinny, tmcelhinny@pa.gov, 717-787-3948Mike Butson, mbutson@pa.gov, 717-772-1338Kim DeLellis, kdelellis@pa.gov, 717-772-1364 25
  26. 26. CWIA Contact Info CWIA Contact InformationCustomer Response Line: 877-493-3282 or 877-4WF-DataEmail: workforceinfo@pa.govOn the web: www.paworkstats.state.pa.us 26

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