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MR Industry PerlmutterWorkforce

  1. 1. Perlmutter Associates
  2. 2. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts: A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs • Dan Moon, President, Environmental Business Council ofProject Client New EnglandKey Partner • MassRecycle • SkillWorks: Green Collar Career Pathways Initiative Funders • MA Department of Environmental Protection, E.L. Harvey and Sons, Costello Dismantling Company, Inc.Study Leader • Amy Perlmutter, Perlmutter Associates • Paula Paris, JFYNetWorksResearchers • Philip Jordan, BW Research Partnership, Inc. • Kevin Doyle, Green Economy Advisory • Recycling businesses and leaders, workforce Committee development, community-based organizations Perlmutter Associates
  3. 3. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts: A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Study Goals• To better quantify the number and types of jobs in the Massachusetts recycling workforce,• To identify where job growth and contraction might be occurring,• To uncover the factors that drive job growth or contraction, and• To provide information to enable workforce development programs develop effective training and job development strategies to match growth in the sector Perlmutter Associates
  4. 4. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts: A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Survey of private and public sector recycling organizations • identify where growth or contraction is expected and • issues employers face in finding qualified employeesInterviews with private sector employers in industries that are representative of growth sectors • to gain an understanding of their organizational structure and • issues finding qualified workers Interviews with employees of representative industries • to learn more about their job experience Perlmutter Associates
  5. 5. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts: A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs A Snapshot of the Massachusetts Recycling Industry• 2,000 establishments *• employing 14,000 people *• payroll ~ $500 million/year *• + municipal and regional recycling coordinators• diverts almost 5 million tons of waste from disposal• 70% of companies have >75% of their employees working on recycling or recycled materials• most employers are small: < ten employees spending at least half their time on work relating to recycling or recycled materials* (http://nerc.org/projects/completed_projects.html#reiupdate) Perlmutter Associates
  6. 6. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts: A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Defining the Recycling Industry– NERC Methodology (3 Categories, 26 Sub-Categories) Recycling Recycling Reliant Industries Reuse and Industries Remanufacturing (supply side) (demand side) glass computer and electronic manufacturing, foundries, p appliance demanufacture, collection, composting, aper-mills/paper- retail used merchandise, processing, wholesaling products, pavement tire retreading, motor mix, plastics and rubber vehicle parts, building products materials reuse + Government Recycling Staff(http://nerc.org/projects/completed_projects.html#reiupdate) Perlmutter Associates
  7. 7. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Percent of surveyed firms by recycling activity Perlmutter Associates
  8. 8. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Recycling Services Provided by Public Employees Perlmutter Associates
  9. 9. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Expected Job Growth By Sector Perlmutter Associates
  10. 10. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce NeedsThe Recycling Industry in Massachusetts is Growing Perlmutter Associates
  11. 11. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce NeedsRecycling Categories Where Job Growth is Expected Perlmutter Associates
  12. 12. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts: A Study of Current and Future Workforce NeedsFastest Growing Occupational Categories Over Next 24 Months Perlmutter Associates
  13. 13. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Skill Deficiencies: Recent Entry or Mid Level Hire Perlmutter Associates
  14. 14. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Issues Most Closely Related to Difficulty Finding Qualified Workers Perlmutter Associates
  15. 15. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Factors that Could Drive Job Growth Perlmutter Associates
  16. 16. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Factors that Could Result in Layoffs or Decreased Hiring Perlmutter Associates
  17. 17. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts: A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs RecyclingWorkers How hHow Found Job: word of mouth, Craig’s ListTraining: mostly now informal, on the job; would like more leadershiptraining, EH&S, skills for their jobEnvironmental Awareness: not necessarily motivator for applying forjob, but has increased their recycling awareness and behaviorRecommend Job to a Friend: Yes, but it’s hard work!Pride in What They Do: Yes! Perlmutter Associates
  18. 18. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts: A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs RecommendationsRecycling Industry employer engagement with the workforce developmentcommunity needs improvement— creating lasting partnerships will take time, butwill pay offThe recycling industry is not clustered throughout the Commonwealth—workingwith these enterprises will require a regional approachThe recycling industry in Massachusetts needs an economic development strategyat least as much as a workforce strategy—the workforce development communityshould develop a relationship with the Massachusetts DEP and MassRecycleIncumbent workers in the Massachusetts recycling industry want and need highquality training—including workforce readiness, supervisor and leadershipeducation, and health and safety.Promoting recycling jobs as “green” may not be effective as a recruitment tool insome job categories, but greater eco-awareness comes from doing recycling work Perlmutter Associates
  19. 19. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce NeedsRecommendations for the Recycling Community??? Perlmutter Associates
  20. 20. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts: A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Additional Recycling Job ResourcesMore Jobs, Less Pollution: Growing the Recycling Economy in theU.S., BlueGreen Alliancehttp://www.bluegreenalliance.org/press_room/publications?id=0086Putting Americans to Work, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industrieshttp://www.isri.org/iMIS15_Prod/ISRI/Home/Jobs_Industry/ISRI/Job_Industry.aspx?hkey=bc2e8f55-f751-4da1-bcc3-3ab5a86e53c5Careers in Recycling, Bureau of Labor Statisticswww.bls.gov/green/recycling/O*Net, The Occupational Information Networkhttp://www.onetcenter.org/overview.html Perlmutter Associates
  21. 21. Recycling and Jobs in Massachusetts:A Study of Current and Future Workforce Needs Amy Perlmutter Perlmutter Associates amy@aperlmutter.com Perlmutter Associates

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