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Targeting philanthropic investments

Program alignment assessments

Economic and employment impact studies


Market feasibility studies for new programs

Supporting research for grant proposals

Recommendations for creating and strengthening career pipelines


Identifying employment opportunities from economic investments

Supporting industry-employer partnerships

Assessing and improving uses of labor market intelligence

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NYCLMIS Director Presents to Canadian Officials on Building Labor Market Information Capacity


In November 2016, LMIS director Lesley Hirsch was invited by the Ontario Ministry for Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to present to a group of 20 senior provincial officials. The presentation familiarized the group with LMIS’ history and evolution into its current form, as well as its mission, products and services. Hirsch’s presentation then reviewed major the considerations and challenges of operating a entity that is responsive to the needs of multiple stakeholder groups for accurate and accessible labor market intelligence.

MAESD recently embarked on wide-scale efforts to improve its products and services in response to a report by the Premier of Ontario’s Expert Workforce Panel, entitled Building the Workforce of Tomorrow, released earlier this year, which recommended that MAESD "take a leadership role in developing and making generally available high quality labour market information so that everyone can make better decisions based on timely, relevant, and understandable information.” The meeting was arranged by Toronto’s Metcalf Foundation for whom LMIS had co-facilitated a daylong session on strategic use of LMI at the nation’s first Sector Skills Academy.

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Align Your Practices to Demand


We help agencies and organizations align their programs and policies with labor market demand; conducting expert and employer interviews and focus groups, and customer needs assessments. Recent examples include:



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Demand-Side Academy



Cohort Learning Session #1

Project Kickoff Meeting on September 24, 2013

Supplemental Reading


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Siting Analysis

(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.


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Making New York's Workforce Development System More Accountable

Hosted by Center for an Urban Future and NYATEP

How wage reporting data can help the state measure the success of its workforce development system


This event was generously supported by the Working Poor Families Project.


Featured panelists included:

  • Hon. Nily Rozic, State Assemblywoman, NYS Assembly Labor Committee
  • Lesley Hirsch, Director, New York City Labor Market Information Service
  • Melinda Mack, Executive Director, NYATEP
  • Todd Oldham, Vice President, Economic & Workforce Development, SUNY Monroe Community College
  • Jeff Sorensen, Research Specialist, NYS Department of Labor

Moderated by Christian Gonzalez-Rivera, Research Associate, Center for an Urban Future.

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Green Collar Training &
Workforce Development Conference

(Released July 2009)

PowerPoint presentation and data handouts containing the long-term outlook for occupations in selected green sectors in New York City. These materials were developed for and presented to over 100 workforce development providers at a meeting that was co-sponsored by the NYC Workforce Investment Board, the NYC Department of Small Business Services, and the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability on July 22, 2009.

The New York City
Labor Market Information Service