Eggs & Issues - Workforce Trends in San Marcos & Hays County


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The presentation from the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce's Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Workforce Trends in San Marcos and Hays County; presented by Mick Normington, Texas Workforce Commission.

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Eggs & Issues - Workforce Trends in San Marcos & Hays County

  1. 1. Key trends impacting Texas employers and Texas workers San Marcos and Hays County June 2011 Information by: Mick Normington, Business Specialist, Texas Workforce Commission Labor Market & Career Information 101 East 15th St., Austin, Texas  78778
  2. 2. “ I don’t know if we’re going to take existing jobs and expand their duties or if we’ll create new jobs, but it’s going to change our workforce. In the past, if you had a high school education and could learn some technical skills, that was enough to work for us. But now we want an Associate’s degree or equivalent military experience – and that will be the minimum hiring requirement starting this year.” Larry Fuller, director of human resources CenterPoint Energy, Houston, Texas interviewed Feb. 5, 2010
  3. 3. Hays County – A Better Place to Be Non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rates Source: Non-Seasonally Adjusted Data compiled by Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Department of Labor Unemployment Rate
  4. 4. Hays County – A Better Place to Be Total number of employers (aka firms) Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data compiled by Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Department of Labor Employers
  5. 5. Trucking Jobs & Pay – Hays County Source: Quarterly Employment and Wages data compiled by Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Department of Labor (NAICS code 484)
  6. 6. Temp Jobs & Pay – Hays County (4 th Quarter to 4 th Quarter) Source: Quarterly Employment and Wages data compiled by Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Department of Labor (NAICS code 5613) Number of Temp Jobs Avg. Weekly Wages
  7. 7. Hays County – A Better Place to Be Workers compared to Workforce for Hays County Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics data compiled by Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Department of Labor Hays County Residents
  8. 9. Workers & Employers – Austin Metro Area (4 th Quarter to 4 th Quarter) Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data compiled by Texas Workforce Commission and U.S. Department of Labor Workers Firms
  9. 10. Source: Lloyd Potter, State Demographer Texas State Data Center
  10. 11. Key Trends for Texas employers are seeing <ul><li>4 Generations at same job place </li></ul><ul><li>Baby Boomers threatening to never retire - most Texas workers over 50 in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural gas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuclear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State government </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generation X workers dominating only in Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Less white, less male, more Hispanic-American, more Asian-American, more female, more college degreed </li></ul><ul><li>Skill mismatch as employers are segmenting the tasks of jobs in order to shift away some tasks and blending other tasks to create new job titles </li></ul>
  11. 12. 4 Generations Working Together: Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X and the Millennials
  12. 13. Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials in Texas 2000 - 2008
  13. 14. Key Challenges for Texas employers <ul><li>Knowledge Transfer – getting experienced workers to teach others how to get things done </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Qualified Workers – to replace the exiting Boomers AND to fill new kinds of jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusiveness – more women, more Hispanics, more Asians, more young people at work </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy Workers, Heavy Expense – more obesity and diabetes = more costs to employers </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees Demanded – more employers making college degree the new minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Getting the Right Degrees – Employers complaining loudly Texas is not producing enough STEM graduates </li></ul>
  14. 15. Education Mismatch: Texas Unemployed vs. Job Postings Education Requirement 2010 WIT Job Applicants HWOL 2010 Postings Doctoral Degree 0.3% .5% Professional Degree 0.2% 2.0% Masters Degree 1.0% 5.3% Bachelor’s + Work Experience 3.4% 11.0% Bachelor’s Degree 7.9% 20.7% Associate’s Degree 2.5% 13.3% Post-secondary Vocational 3.8% 5.2% Job related work experience 6.5% 9.9% Long-term On The Job training 6.4% 4.1% Medium-term On The Job training 23.6% 14.2% Short-term On The Job training 44.4% 13.7% Source: Help Wanted On Line listings for Texas and Texas Workforce Commission listings for Work In Texas
  15. 16. Source: 2010 TWC LMCI occupational projections Top Expected Growth Occupations - Rural Capital area now to 2018 Job Type 2009 Avg. Pay Preferred education/ training 1. Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts $86,600 Bachelor’s degree 2. Home Health Aides $20,200 Short-term On The Job Training 3. Special Ed. Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten & Elementary School $46,200 Bachelor’s degree 4. Personal & Home Care Aides $48,400 Short-term On The Job Training 5. Middle School Teachers $47,000 Bachelor’s degree 6. Elementary School Teacher $45,200 Bachelor’s degree 7. Food Preparation & Serving Workers $17,300 Short-term On The Job Training 8. Medical Assistants $47,100 Associate’s degree 9. Pre-school teacher (not special ed.) $25,000 Training Certificate 10. Secondary school teacher $47,800 Bachelor’s degree 11. Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Mechanics/Installers $40,100 Training Certificate 12. Teaching Assistants $22,500 Training Certificate 13. Pharmacy Technician $28,900 Moderate-term On The Job Training 14. Fire fighters $44,400 Long-term On The Job Training
  16. 17. Organizations Listing The Most Job Postings (As of June 14, 2011, for past 90 days) Based on Job Postings listed online, compiled by Wanted Analytics and the Conference Board for the Texas Workforce Commission Organization Postings Organization Postings Dell 1,009 Hewlett-Packard 159 (TWC) 470 Volt Workforce 154 AT&T 271 Samsung 152 Aerotek 254 Lowe’s 139 Adecco 233 Apple 134 Kforce Professional Staffing 223 PDS Technical Services 130 St. David’s HealthCare 208 Medical Staffing Network 121 Allegis Group 199 Charles Schwab 115 Seton Family of Hospitals 171 Kforce Staffing 113 Deloitte 167 Comsys 112 Technisource 164 Home Depot 97
  17. 18. Where The Job Postings Are Located? Based on Job Postings listed online, compiled by Wanted Analytics and the Conference Board for the Texas Workforce Commission City (County) Postings City (County) Postings Austin (Travis County) 42,272 Kyle (Hays County) 192 Round Rock (Williamson) 3,324 Leander (Williamson) 181 San Marcos (Hays) 3,131 Bee Cave (Travis) 171 Cedar Park (Williamson) 887 Taylor (Williamson) 171 Georgetown (Williamson) 721 Wimberley (Hays) 97 Lakeway (Travis) 376 Dripping Springs (Hays) 94 Pflugerville (Travis) 354 Lockhart (Caldwell) 82 Bastrop (Bastrop) 303 Manor (Travis) 69 Buda (Hays) 281 Elgin (Bastrop) 48
  18. 19. 2009 graduate seed records were tallied by THECB Top Degrees Earned by Texas Graduates in 2009 (or What You Study Matters ) College Major Grads Annual Earnings 1. Master’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing 7,544 $76,199 2. Master’s degree in Health Professions/Clinical Sciences 3,033 $73,849 3. Professional degree in Health Professions/Clinical Sciences 2,674 $70,528 4. Master’s degree in Engineering 2,268 $65,673 5. Master’s degree in Law 1,894 $64,530 6. Bachelor’s degree in Health Professions/Clinical Sciences 6,778 $51,642 7. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering 4,299 $51,567 8. Master’s degree in Education 8,175 $50,013 9. Associate’s degree in Health Professions/Clinical Sciences 8,603 $47,768 10. Bachelor’s degree in Computer/Information Sciences 1,265 $43,834 11. Master’s degree in Public Administration/Social Services 1,294 $40,921 12. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Marketing, Finance 21,246 $36,005 13. Associate’s degree in Engineering 2,405 $33,543 14. Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies 10,111 $32,419 15. Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts 2,205 $31,530 16. Associate’s degree in Security/Protective Services 1,353 $31,170 17. Associate’s degree in Computer/Information Sciences 1,532 $27,989 18. Bachelor’s degree in Protective Services/Criminal Justice 2,788 $27,460
  19. 20. 2009 graduate seed records from 166 recognized degrees and certificate programs were tallied by THECB Profitable College Major ( continued ) Grads Annual Earnings 19. Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration 1,090 $27,283 20. Associate’s degree in Business, Management, Marketing 4,272 $27,186 21. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture 1,907 $26,799 22. Bachelor’s degree in Protective Services/Criminal Justice 2,788 $27,460 23. Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Poli Sci, Econ, Anthro, Socio) 5,869 $25,813 24. Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language/Linguistics 1,251 $25,473 25. Bachelor’s degree in English/Literature 3,401 $24,786 26. Bachelor’s degree in History 2,049 $23,735 27. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Communications 5,063 $23,651 28. Bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation, Fitness, L eisure Studies 3,541 $23,340 29. Associate’s degree in Culinary Services 1,197 $23,285 30. Bachelor’s degree in Visual/Performing Arts 4,116 $22,873 31. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology 4,914 $22,543 32. Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts/General Studies 15,379 $22,421 33. Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Biomedical Sciences 5,328 $22,205 34. Associate’s degree in Visual/Performing Arts 1,043 $18,024 35. Associate’s degree in Education 2,045 $15,587 Top Degrees Earned by Texas Graduates in 2009 (or What You Study Matters continued )
  20. 21. “ A lot of students make the mistake of not making mistakes. Or they don’t take hard classes, that’s a mistake. Get out there and learn. You’ll probably make mistakes along the way. Find what you love.” Michael Dell CEO of Dell Inc. in Round Rock interviewed August 12, 2010
  21. 22. Short-term Forecasted Job Growth by Region Local Workforce Development Area 2011 2012 Avg. 2009-12 Lower Rio Grande / Brownsville 2.8 2.8 2.7% Travis / Austin 2.5 2.7 2.4% South Texas / McAllen 2.2 2.2 2.2% Alamo / San Antonio 2.2 2.4 2.1% Rural Capital / San Marcos-Round Rock 2.2 2.2 2.1% Permian / Midland-Odessa 2.0 2.1 1.9% Central Texas / Killeen-Temple 1.7 1.9 1.7% Upper Rio Grande / El Paso 1.6 1.6 1.7% Brazos Valley / Bryan-College Station 1.6 1.7 1.5% Heart of Texas / Waco 1.3 1.3 1.4% North Central Texas / Plano 1.6 1.6 1.3%
  22. 23. Monthly e-mail on your regional labor trends <ul><li>Information is updated each month so you get: </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Capital WDA economic profile </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment stats for Rural Capital WDA and each county </li></ul><ul><li>Economic profile for the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metro area </li></ul><ul><li>Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metro area employment statistics with industry breakdown </li></ul>
  23. 24. 9 stages of hiring (aka The Employer Hiring Progression) 1. Work existing workers longer hours 2. Move part-timers to full-time work 3. Employ temporary workers 3. Use contract workers for fixed time or projects 4. Reconsider work/hiring locations based on regional growth & cost outlook 5. Shift work to other locations (cheaper or more efficient) 6. Outsource non-core business functions 7. Form strategic partnerships to boost sales but limit labor liability 8. Take advantage of H1B and L1 visas for foreign workers 9. Add a full-time domestic employee (1 FTE)
  24. 25. Texas employers say they want… <ul><li>Good communications skills </li></ul><ul><li>Explain who you are? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain what do you do (to co-worker or customer)? </li></ul><ul><li>Explain what you need (from a co-worker or customer)? </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to listen to instructions? </li></ul><ul><li>2. Critical thinking skills (if you are explained a sequence of events, can you determine what will probably happen next) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Technical knowledge ( degrees needed for half of all job openings) </li></ul><ul><li>Can-do attitude / pleasant attitude (workers who are “engaged” in their work) </li></ul><ul><li>Can you work with people who are of a different age, race, gender and education level than you? Are you friendly and efficient with others? Are you? </li></ul>
  25. 26. Where can you go? Workforce Solutions – Career One Stop Centers <ul><li>202 S. CM Allen Parkway, Suite 3, San Marcos, TX 78666 </li></ul><ul><li>(near Texas State University campus) 512-392-1291 </li></ul><ul><li>183 S. Interstate 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130 </li></ul><ul><li>(near Jason’s Deli) 830-629-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>117 N. Main St., Lockhart, TX 78644 </li></ul><ul><li>(near the Sunshine Cafe) 512-398-3491 </li></ul><ul><li>4175 Freidrich Lane, Suite 200, south Austin </li></ul><ul><li>(near Hampton Inn and the Omni Hotel) 512-381-4200 </li></ul>
  26. 27. “ This is the topic companies in Texas are talking about. Knowledge transfer is about getting people in an organization who know how things really get done and getting them together to simply talk about that with younger workers. It sounds simple, but it’s hard to do in most organizations. You’re paid to complete a task, not to communicate habits to co-workers. ” Wendy Boswell, management professor and director of the Center for Human Resource Management at Texas A&M University interviewed Dec. 8, 2009
  27. 28. Learn about today’s world of work in Texas Order your own copy
  28. 29. “ Years ago we hired people from the neck down. We wanted strong backs. Now we hire people from the neck up. Only a few years ago we hired people and gave them a shovel and a pipe wrench and told them these were the tools that would make them successful. Now we hire people and give them a volt meter and a computer and tell them these are the tools that will make them successful. It’s a different industry now.” Greg Yoxsimer, human resources partner, Chevron Oil & Gas, Midland, Texas Sept. 23, 2009