Workforce Development Survey
The JSDC published the Workforce Development Survey results in 2019. The report below identifies gaps the local business community faces.
Some of the data reflects the positive influence of small, well established businesses in the County. Also reflected is the significant community employment needs with over thirty percent of businesses in need of a variety of qualified employees.
Please note that interviews were also conducted with some of our larger employers who face a greater challenge in finding employees than the majority of the survey respondents, which were predominantly small businesses.
JSDC continues to work collaboratively with the business community to determine options to meet these employment needs and grow the workforce and region. Please let the JSDC know if you have any questions or comments.
Lowest Long-Term Unemployment Rate
Highest Youth Labor Force Participation Rate