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Workforce Development

IAE analyzes a particular geographic location in terms of the occupational makeup of individual industries or industry clusters. This includes the employment, training, education, and median annual wages. In context with the composition of the local residential population, this analysis is used to assess and evaluate the ability of workers to meet current and future workforce needs.

Middle-skill occupations and related career education programs through the lens of race and ethnicity

Middle-Skill Occupations through the Lens of Race & Ethnicity

Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW), powered by LAEDC, has released a new report, Middle-Skill Occupations and Related Career Education Programs through the Lens of Race and Ethnicity in the LA Basin.  The report provides data and analysis of several industries and occupations with opportunities for greater diversity to better represent the diversity of the region’s people.  LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics partnered with the Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research to publish this report.  The goal of the report is to highlight well-paying jobs with strong hiring demand, to support decisions that lead to more widely shared prosperity.  More specifically it identifies pathways into well-paying jobs that will support a more equitable recovery and better diversity and inclusion in LA’s economy.

Opportunities in Global Commerce: Middle-skill jobs at LA's Air and Sea Ports

Opportunities in Global Commerce: Middle-skill jobs at LA’s Air and Sea Ports

This report studies the changing labor market at the airports and seaports of the Los Angeles County region, the supply of talent for these jobs, and the outlook for the industry including forecasts of job openings in well-paying occupations.  This report is designed to help college faculty, job-seekers, students, employers at the ports, and our region’s workforce development systems. 

This report was is 17th in a series prepared by LAEDC’s Institute of Applied Economics in partnership with the LA/OC regional community college system and its Center for Labor Market Excellence, as part of Center for a Competitive Workforce.

Please check out the graphical presentation of this report at our sister website, CompetitiveWorkforce.LA
Essential Workers during COVID-19 in the Los Angeles region (CCW report)

Essential Workers during COVID-19 in the Los Angeles region (CCW report)

This report is the 16th in a series of reports on occupations in Los Angeles County industries, published by LAEDC in partnership with Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW).

VISIT THE CUSTOM WEBPAGE FOR THIS REPORT:  https://competitiveworkforce.la/essential 

During COVID-19, workers at “essential industries” in Los Angeles County reported for work and kept the economy and society going. This report’s purpose is to inform our community college system, students and job seekers which occupations in frontline industries pay well and will be hiring.  This helps our colleges scale and update programs, and also provides job seekers with good information to choose careers. LAEDC is connecting industry with education for workforce development, which helps economic mobility especially for the diverse student body at our region’s 19 community colleges.  The report:

■ Analyzes the major trends occurring in frontline industries
■ Projects regional employment in target occupations
■ Identifies the jobs that have the brightest future for community college students in the region

Published by LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics, as part of our partnership in Center for a Competitive Workforce.

Four Year Colleges and Universities: Addressing the Knowledge Worker Talent Gap in Southern California

Four Year Colleges and Universities: Addressing the Knowledge Worker Talent Gap in Southern California

The report, “Four-Year Colleges and Universities: Addressing the Knowledge Worker Talent Gap in Southern California,” provides information about the region’s future industrial and highly skilled employment concentrations, forecasts important shifts in Southern California’s post-secondary-relevant job markets and identifies trends within key post-secondary occupational categories to help guide the area’s four-year colleges and universities.

Business and education leaders are going to have to work together to ensure that Southern California has the skilled workforce it needs to maintain its global reputation as the home of innovative business and technology leaders, according to a report recently released by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and California State University, Northridge.

Professional Services Industry in the LA Basin: Occupations and Forecast

Professional Services Industry in the LA Basin: Occupations and Forecast

In a continuing series of industry deep-dive reports, the Center for a Competitive Workforce, which LAEDC co-founded, has released Professional Services Industry in the Los Angeles Basin, which forecasts job opportunities, analyzes changing skills requirements, and illuminates career education pathways for the for the professional and business services industries in the greater LA Basin.  The report, accompanied by a 8-page overview, was funded by the Strong Workforce Program, an initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.  More details and highlights HERE.

Healthcare Services Industry in LA Basin: Occupations & Talent

Healthcare Services Industry in LA Basin: Occupations & Talent

In a continuing series of industry deep-dive reports, the Center for a Competitive Workforce, which LAEDC co-founded, has released Health Care Services in the Los Angeles Basin, which forecasts job opportunities, analyzes changing skills requirements, and illuminates career education pathways for the local-serving health care industry in the greater LA Basin.  The report, accompanied by a 12-page overview, was funded by the Strong Workforce Program, an initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.  More details and highlights HERE.

Center for a Competitive Workforce: Entertainment and the Rise of Digital Media

Center for a Competitive Workforce: Entertainment and the Rise of Digital Media

The Center for a Competitive Workforce (CCW), of which LAEDC is a partner, has published a report analyzing the Entertainment & Digital Media Industry in the Los Angeles Basin.  The report is the first to define the rapidly growing “Digital Media” industry and its occupations in Los Angeles, and it analyzes the overlap with the traditional Entertainment industry, and the describes the changing skills needs of both industries.  The report takes a deep-dive into occupations in the industry, with occupational forecasts, analysis of the skills needed, and workforce training available through the region’s community college system.  Read the original press release and highlights HERE.

L.A. & Orange County Community Colleges: Powering Economic Opportunity

L.A. & Orange County Community Colleges: Powering Economic Opportunity

The Center for a Competitive Workforce, which was launched as a partnership of the LA|OC Regional Consortium of 19 community colleges, LAEDC, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Southern California Leadership Council, and the Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research at Mt San Antonio College, released its inaugural report examining the demand for, and supply of, talent. This ground-breaking report focuses on the region’s community college supply of talent in order to better align skilled graduates with projected hiring by local employers.  Read the full press release for additional analysis.

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San Gabriel Valley: Industry and Employment Overview

San Gabriel Valley: Industry and Employment Overview

LAEDC’s Institute of Applied Economics published this report on San Gabriel Valley industry employment and competitiveness in February of 2014.  (The Institute was previously LAEDC’s Economic and Policy Analysis Group)

The Path Forward: Economic and Workforce Intelligence for Northeast Los Angeles

The Path Forward: Economic and Workforce Intelligence for Northeast Los Angeles

The LAEDC’s Economic and Policy Analysis Group just released a report titled The Path Forward: Economic and Workforce Intelligence for Northeast Los Angeles. This report studies the composition of the existing industry and the residential population, the juxtaposition of residential and industrial areas surrounding the Los Angeles River in the communities of Atwater Village, Cypress Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park and Lincoln Park within the study area, and to identify target industries for business and workforce development. This analysis will be used to build a comprehensive community economic development strategy for the Northeast Los Angeles district and to aid outreach efforts in the implementation of these efforts.

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Industry and Labor Market Intelligence for the City of Los Angeles

Industry and Labor Market Intelligence for the City of Los Angeles

In order to develop an informed strategy for the focus and delivery of its services, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board (WIB) commissioned the Economic and Policy Analysis Group (EPAG) of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to produce a report titled Industry and Labor Market Intelligence for the City of Los Angeles, gathering labor market and industry intelligence in support of the WIB’s strategic planning efforts.

This study examines the demographic and economic characteristics of the City of Los Angeles, and is presented in three parts: Demographic Overview, Labor Market Analysis, and Occupational Analysis.

 

Download a copy of the full report here.

Detailed tables on industry employment and occupations (citywide) can be downloaded here.

Profiles for individual City Council Districts can be downloaded here.

Profiles for individual planning areas can be downloaded here.

Land use profiles by Council Districts can be downloaded here.

 

 

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Industry and Labor Market Intelligence for Los Angeles County

Industry and Labor Market Intelligence for Los Angeles County

This study examines the demographic and economic characteristics of Los Angeles County, providing a labor market analysis, which examines the regional supply and demand for labor and identifies target industries, along with an occupational analysis that covers the current occupational makeup of the region and occupational projections for the next five years, and is presented in three parts:

  • Demographic Overview
  • Labor Market Analysis
  • Occupational Analysis
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Electric Vehicles: The Market and Its Future Workforce Needs

Electric Vehicles: The Market and Its Future Workforce Needs

New emissions regulations and advances in technology have led to the emergence of hybrid and electric vehicles. There are three classifications of electric vehicles: hybrid-electric vehicles (HEV), which have a smaller combustion engine that is supplemented by the energy stored in the battery; plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), which have an electric motor in addition to an internal combustion engine; and all-electric
vehicles (EV), which have only an electric motor. Plug-in electric vehicle refers to both PHEVs and EVs.

While most individuals understand that HEVs and PEVs are more beneficial to the environment from the reduced consumption of fossil fuel and little to no emissions, widespread adoption has been slow in coming due to several negative perceptions held by potential customers. Successful wide-spread adoption depends upon effectively addressing each concern.

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