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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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Workforce, 
Case Study

How JobsEQ Helps Spokane Workforce Council Build Regional Unity

Efforts to improve the economy are fractured in a lot of regions. A workforce board starts one program, the economic development board starts a competing one, and the local community college is...
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Economic Development, 
Workforce, 
Covid-19

COVID-19: Most Vulnerable Regions Experiencing the Largest Decline in Online Job Ads

Recently, Chmura released the COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index, a measurement of the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on employment in a region. The Vulnerability Index is based on...
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