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Staffing

The Labor Market Squeeze: 2021 Quarter 2 Job Ads

Many U.S. employers have had a hard time filling jobs in 2021 and wages have consequently made a substantial jump.[1] According to the evidence from job ads, the above-average wage increases are...
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Workforce, 
Data, 
Forecasting, 
Trends, 
Analysis

Transitioning Military - The Status of Veteran Employment

A 2019 survey by the Pew Research Center found that 45% of veterans would say that “the military prepared them ‘not well at all’ or ‘not too well’ for the transition to civilian life.”[1] A major...
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Economic Development, 
Workforce, 
Data, 
Trends

New Green Occupations for JobsEQ

As the urgency to combat climate change increased globally, there has been an effort to change how businesses produce goods and services. This has promoted what is called the “Green Economy.” The...
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Economic Development, 
Workforce, 
JobsEQ, 
Case Study

How JobsEQ has Helped Baldwin County EDA Nurture 21% Job Growth in Transportation/Warehousing Since 2015

The Problem: How Do We Diversify Baldwin County’s Economy? Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance is dedicated to growing and improving the economy in Baldwin County, the fastest-growing county...
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Workforce, 
Data, 
JobsEQ

Blue-Chip Skills

  Big. Steady Growth. High Return. What are some of the most widespread, can’t-miss skills that will help a jobseeker land a high-wage job? To answer that question, we took a look at the last three...
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Workforce, 
Education

How to Find a Job For a Veteran: 10 Questions You Need to Ask

  As of October 2020, 5.9% of American veterans were unemployed.[1] Even though that’s lower than the civilian unemployment rate (6.8%), that still means that 483,000 veterans were unemployed in...
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Workforce, 
Case Study, 
Consulting

Chmura Consulting Helps Berkshire Workforce Board Understand COVID-19’s Impact

The Problem MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board (BWB) is the lead workforce development organization in Berkshire County, a rural county in Massachusetts. BWB is proud of its strong partnerships with...
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Workforce, 
JobsEQ, 
Case Study, 
Consulting

Chmura Helps South Central PA Works Discover Which Jobs Are Vulnerable to COVID-19

The Problem   South Central PA Works (SCPa Works) manages workforce development for an eight-county region in Pennsylvania. They fund employment and training programs to empower job seekers to obtain...
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Workforce, 
Covid-19, 
Trends

COVID-19 Job Trends: Month of August 2020

After a five-month dip, new online job ads surpassed pre-COVID levels in August. Though the lack of demand in higher-wage occupations has continued, this may be tied to fewer separations in recent...
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