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The Chamber purchases Jobs EQ software

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March 23, 2016

Having access to real time data is necessary to economic and workforce development implementation. Jobs EQ is a nationally recognized technology platform that delivers a careful analysis of the capacity and capability of our area’s workforce. This software is an online access point where Q5 staff have access to data and information about our local labor market, and this information can now be shared with our members.

Data is gathered by scientists, statisticians and PhD economists, using reliable sources such as Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and National Center for Education Statistics among many others, helping to identify our community’s assets, strengths and weaknesses. Jobs EQ allows staff to access detailed data, such as employment, wages, and demographic statistics. Information is provided for our state, region, county and city, and can be as specific as a zip-code level of detail. Additionally, reports can be gathered quickly and easily which will help communicate our data through charts, tables, and maps. Site selectors and industry executives respond to data-driven, empirical evidence that a region’s workforce has the skills they demand. Current, occupation-specific data is coupled with education system data to help describe our area’s workforce pipeline.

Ultimately, this software will help our community with business retention, expansion and attraction by providing location decision makers real time data on our community’s workforce capabilities.  If your company needs workforce information, please contact Sarah Graham at sgraham@gscc.org

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