Geographic Analysis for Workforce1 Expansion Centers (January 2011)
The New York City Department of Small Businesses asked the NYCLMIS to perform geographic analyses that would inform the placement of 10 new Workforce1 Expansion Center. NYCLMIS mapped concentrations of service - people served and placed in jobs by the City's Workforce1 Career and Sector Centers - and need - individuals receiving Unemployment Insurance(using aggregate records obtained from the New York State Department of Labor). The results showed an overall alignment of service to need, even at the peak of the recession and identified strategic locations where additional sites could further improve service.
In Demand Occupations List (January 2010)
Section 134(d) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) requires administering agencies to provide information about in-demand occupations to jobseekers at one-stop centers to guide their career decision-making and use occupational information to determine eligibility for Individual Training Grants in New York City. At the request of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the New York City Workforce Investment Board (WIB), NYCLMIS reviewed the methods in current use and recommended a revised methodology. This work was performed in the latter half of 2009 and the revised method was formally adopted by the WIB. The method is outlined in the attached summary. Also attached is the complete list of the new in-demand occupations.
Methods Summary: Summary of In-Demand Occupations Analysis for NYC Department of SBS
In-Demand Occupations List: Printable table of in-demand occupations