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Q3 2016

REGION 6

GENESEE, SHIAWASSEE, LAPEER, ST. CLAIR, HURON, TUSCOLA, & SANILAC

WIN Quarterly Report


Introduction: Region 6

About This Report The Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) partnership is a collaboration of Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) and community colleges across a 16 county region in Michigan. The counties in the partnership include: Genesee, Hillsdale, Huron, Jackson, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Saint Clair, Sanilac, Shiawassee, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne, along with the City of Detroit. Prosperity Region 6 includes: Huron, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tuscola counties. This report highlights labor market information and real-time job posting data for the 7-county Prosperity Region 6 with special sections devoted to 8 occupational groups. WIN’s analysis of online job postings, a proxy for employer demand, is a pioneering method for tracking the health of the labor market. Occupational groups include: • Skilled trades & technicians (manufacturing focused) (page 7) • Engineers & designers (manufacturing focused) (page 12) • Customer service (formerly retail & hospitality) (page 17) • Health care (page 22)

• Transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL) (page 27) • Energy (page 32) • Business & finance (page 37) • Agriculture (page 42)

Data analyzed includes: • • • •

Employer demand Top posting jobs In-demand credentials, degrees, and skills Educational attainment required

• • • •

Wages offered in job postings Employment Unemployment Labor force

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Introduction: Region 6

Key Findings 1.

The Region 6 labor force remained relatively unchanged during Q3 2016.

Both labor force and employment saw negligible drops between Q2 and Q3 2016, leaving the unemployment rate across the region relatively unchanged, at 5.4%. Region 6 has added over 25,000 new jobs since 2010, when the unemployment rate was 14.6%. (See page 4 for details). 2.

Employer demand in Region 6 continues to increase during 2016.

Total job postings in Region 6 increased 19% between Q2 and Q3 2016. Employer demand, as gauged by online job postings, is nearing Q3 2013’s record high. (See page 4 for details). 3.

Employer demand for Skilled Trades workers in Region 6 is growing again.

Postings for Skilled Trades occupations had leveled off during 2015, but all three quarters in 2016 have seen posting levels exceed 300. (See page 7 for details). 4. Region 6 employers are hiring for seasonal, holiday employment in the Customer Service occupations. After seeing no significant change in demand between Q1 and Q2 2016, postings for Customer Service jobs have increased and are expected to grow into Q4 2016, likely due to demand for holiday workers. (See page 17 5. Employer demand for Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) workers continues to grow at an astronomical rate. Region 6 employers posted 1,805 online job ads for TDL jobs during Q3, 27% more than in Q2 2016. The mean advertised salary for TDL occupations during Q3 was nearly $75,000. (See page 27 for details).

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Executive Summary

Postings Over Time

Total Online Job Postings

Q1 2011 - Q3 2016

Online job postings by employers in the 7-county Region 6 increased 19% between Q2 and Q3 2016, from 9,017 to 10,709. Despite small fluctuations, as approximated by these job postings, employer demand has continued to grow in Region 6 over the past few years. The almost 11,000 job postings seen in Q3 2016 are approaching the record high of 12,856 seen in Q3 2013.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Labor Force, Employment, & Unemployment

Labor Force, Employment, Unemployment Rate January 1990 - September 2016

The labor force in Region 6 decreased by 1,744 individuals between Q2 and Q3 2016. Employment decreased a slight 0.6% between quarters, as well, leaving the unemployment rate across the region relatively unchanged at 5.4%. The unemployment rate for 2016 todate is 5.6%. Overall, the unemployment rate in the region has decreased from 14.6% in 2010 and employment has grown by over 25,000 jobs in the same time period.

Data: BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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5.4%

Most in-demand: truck drivers, registered nurses

unemployment rate

Top Jobs In Demand Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Now hiring: 10,709 job postings

19% increase in employer demand

Top Jobs In Demand Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Skilled Trades & Technicians (Manufacturing Focused)

Introduction Skilled Trades & Technicians

Online Job Postings

WIN’s technicians/skilled trades category includes jobs related to advanced manufacturing. Southeast Michigan has more demand for skilled- trades labor, such as CNC machinists and welders, than almost anywhere else in the country. NOTE: Skilled trades related to construction and assembly are not included in this cluster, as the focus is on advanced manufacturing only. Postings Over Time Region 6 advanced manufacturing employers looking to hire Skilled Trades workers posted 462 online job ads during Q3 2016. This is a 34% increase from the 344 job postings in Region 6 for this occupation group during Q2’s dip. Employer demand for Skilled Trades workers in Region 6 had leveled off between 275 and 300 postings per quarter during 2015, but all three quarters in 2016 so far have seen postings exceed that level.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Employment Over Time

Employment Over Time Absent any periods of substantially high employer demand (and hiring), employment in the Skilled Trades occupations in Region 6 has remained fairly stagnant over the past 5 years. Employment in these occupations dipped to 6,702 employees in 2009 at the depths of the Great Recession but reached 11,758 workers in 2012. In 2016, 11,281 Region 6 workers are employed in Skilled Trades jobs, nowhere near the almost 19,000 workers employed in these jobs in 2001.

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Now hiring: 462 online job postings

Education required: HS diploma & training

Skilled Trades & Technicians Top Jobs Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network 8


Experience required: less than 5 years

Skilled Trades & Technicians Educational Attainment & Experience Required

70% ads for full-time positions

Minimum Educational Attainment Required Q3 2016

Two hundred eighty-nine of the 462 Q3 Skilled Trades job postings specified a desired level of educational attainment. The distribution of these requirements can be seen in the graph to the right: almost all jobs are attainable with a high school diploma and/or some post-secondary training (242 postings). Most employers require training outside of high school but not all training results in a formal credential. Only 10 percent of postings explicitly requested that applicants hold a bachelor’s degree – these postings tend to be for management roles within the Skilled Trades occupations. A similar number of job ads specified a desired experience level for Skilled Trades workers. The data show that most Skilled Trades jobs available in Region 6 are within reach for workers with less than 5 years of experience (181 postings during Q3). Again, those jobs requiring more experience, 6 years and beyond, are likely for some management occupations included in this group.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Experience Required Q3 2016

Areas of Study in-Demand Q3 2016 • • • • •

Engineering, general Business administration and management Electrical and electronic engineering technician Mechanical engineering Physics

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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$33,368

Certifications in-demand: CDL, contractor's license

mean advertised salary

Skilled Trades & Technicians In-Demand Skills Q3 2016 The occupations in the Skilled Trades group require a wide array of technical skills, like computer numerical control (CNC) and machining, along with more foundational skills. Job postings in the Skilled Trades occupation group for Q3 2016 listed required knowledge or experience in inspection, repair, and experience with micrometers and calipers. Employers are also seeking foundational skills like communication, mathematics, writing, and problem solving from their candidates. Many Skilled Trades jobs also require some degree of physical demand.

In-Demand Technical Skills • • • • • •

Inspection, repair Computer numerical control (CNC) machining Scheduling Packaging Micrometers, calipers Welding

Job Type • Temporary: 14.9% • Full-Time: 69.5% • Part-Time: 1.9%

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

In-Demand Foundational Skills • Communication skills • Writing • Detail-oriented, quality assurance and control • Mathematics • Ability to perform physical labor

Certifications In-Demand • • • • • •

Commercial driver’s license (CDL) Contractor’s license EPA 608 Forklift operator certification Project management certification (e.g., PMP) Security clearance

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Higher wages for managers, engineering techs

Skilled Trades & Technicians Wages Just 35 percent (164 postings) of Skilled Trades job postings in Region 6 during Q3 2016 specified a wage or salary range. The majority of those (118 postings) offered wages that amount to less than $35,000 a year, or less than $17 per hour. The Skilled Trades occupations tend to be some of the lowest paying in southeast Michigan and across the country. Wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a slightly rosier story: four of the top ten in-demand Skilled Trades occupations in Region 6 in Q3 2016 make more than $17 per hour at the median. The highest paid occupations in the group are in management, like first-line supervisors of production workers, and engineering, like manufacturing production technicians, roles.

Knowledge areas: engineering, business

Advertised Salaries Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Wage Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network 11


Engineers & Designers (Manufacturing Focused)

Introduction Engineers & Designers

Online Job Postings

Jobs in the manufacturing industry can range from assembly and production, to skilled trades and technicians, designers and engineers, and even computerrelated occupations such as software development. Demand for engineers in the region has been consistent, and employment has been growing quickly. Postings Over Time Online job postings for advanced manufacturing Engineering & Design occupations in Region 6 continued to decline in Q3 2016. Region 6 employers posted 194 online job ads, 11% fewer than the 218 seen in Q2. Continued analysis will reveal the extent to which employer demand is driving employment growth for Engineers & Designers in Region 6. Employment Over Time In 2016, 5,563 Region 6 workers are employed in advanced manufacturing Engineering & Design occupations. Annual employment growth in this group has been stagnant in Region 6 since 2011. The long-term trend in employment in Engineering & Design has been a decline, even pre-recession. In 2001, 9,464 Region 6 workers worked in Engineering & Design and this number had dropped to 6,911 by 2005.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Employment Over Time

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Now hiring: 194 Engineering job postings

5,500 Engineering & Design employees

Engineers & Designers Top Jobs Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Education required: bachelor’s degree

Engineers & Designers Educational Attainment & Experience Required

$69,520 average advertised salary

Minimum Educational Attainment Required Q3 2016

Engineers & Designers are generally expected to hold a bachelor’s degree for the most in-demand jobs in Region 6. Online job postings data from Q3 confirms this: 123 job postings specified that a bachelor’s degree is required for the position. Similarly, of the postings that specified a desired level of experience in Q3 2016, 47 (45%) ads preferred workers with 3 to 5 years of experience. Entry-level positions, though, were also available for new engineers – 36 (35%) Q3 postings required 0 to 2 years of experience. Job postings that required more experience are likely for managerial positions in these manufacturing Engineering & Design occupations.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Experience Required Q3 2016 Areas of Study In-Demand Q3 2016 • Mechanical engineering • Electrical and electronic engineering technicians • Computer engineering • Engineering technology • Business administration and management

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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67%

In-demand certifications: PE, Six Sigma

ads for full-time positions

Engineers & Designers in-Demand Skills Q3 2016 Region 6 employers hiring Engineering & Design workers during Q3 2016 looked for foundational skills like problem solving, communication, writing, and research. Beyond those foundational skills, Engineers are expected to have some technical skills in or experience with programming, computer aided drafting, and manufacturing processes.

In-Demand Technical Skills • • • • •

Computer-aided drafting/design (CAD) Budgeting Mechanical engineering Scheduling Manufacturing processes

Job Type • Temporary: 11.9% • Full-Time: 67.0% • Part-Time: 1.0%

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

In-Demand Foundational Skills • • • • •

Communication skills Problem solving, troubleshooting Writing Planning Computer skills

Certifications In-Demand • • • • •

Certified Quality Engineer Engineer in Training certification (EIT) HVAC technician certification (e.g., EPA 608) Professional Engineer (PE) American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited

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In-demand skills: CAD, PLC, technical support

Engineers & Designers Wages

Knowledge areas: automotive, chemical, biomedical engineering

Advertised Salaries Quarter 3 2016

Just 70 of the 194 Engineering & Design jobs postings in Region 6 during Q3 2016 specified a salary range or hourly wage. From those job ads, though, it is clear that Engineering & Design professions pay well. Sixteen Q3 job postings advertised a salary between $50,000 to $75,000 a year and 40 postings advertised a salary greater than $75,000 a year. Wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the top in-demand Engineering & Design jobs confirms that most of these workers make over $32 per hour, or $66,000 a year, at the median.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Wage Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Customer Service

Introduction Customer Service

Online Job Postings

The customer service group is the largest occupational group that WIN analyzes, both in terms of employment and online job postings. This group is of very high importance to the region because it is the first to grow when the economy expands and the first to contract in a downturn: it is often a leading indicator. As defined by WIN, this group encompasses all customer service occupations, with skills transferrable across the retail sector, the hotel industry, food and beverage service industry, call centers, and other areas. Postings Over Time Employer demand for Customer Service occupations in Region 6 grew 18% between Q2 and Q3 2016 to 2,538 postings after seeing no substantial change in demand between Q1 and Q2. Postings for this occupation group fluctuate widely from quarter to quarter; postings are expected to increase further as employers higher seasonal staff for the holiday season during Q4.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Employment Over Time

Employment Over Time Region 6 employment in Customer Service occupations has remained stagnant for the past few years. In 2016, 164,064 Region 6 workers are employed in Customer Service occupations, just 529 more workers than in 2015. This stagnation in employment follows the drop from pre-recession employment levels above 180,000 workers.

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Now hiring: 2,538 Customer Service ads

High wages for sales reps and managers

Customer Service Top Jobs Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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In-demand certifications: CDL, ServSafe, ASE

Customer Service Educational Attainment & Experience Required

164,000 Customer Service employees

Minimum Educational Attainment Required Q3 2016

Of the 2,538 Customer Service jobs posted in Region 6 during Q3 2016, 1,195 (47%) specified a desired education level for the position. A majority of Customer Service jobs (950 postings) are available to workers with just a high school diploma. Some employers specified that a position required a bachelor’s degree, likely for more specialized wholesale and manufacturing sales representative and managerial positions. Similarly, most Customer Service jobs available in Region 6 during Q3 required less than 2 years of experience. Just 35 (4%) job postings required advanced experience (9+ years); these postings are most likely for management and sales representative positions.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Experience Required Q3 2016 Areas of Study In-Demand Q3 2016 • • • • •

Business administration and management Marketing and marketing management Engineering Culinary arts, chef training Agriculture, general

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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$47,585

In-demand skills: management, merchandising

mean advertised salary

Customer Service in-Demand Skills Q3 2016 Region 6 employers looking to hire Customer Service workers during Q3 2016 sought basic skills such as communication, organizational skills, and computer skills. Many in-demand Customer Service jobs also require some degree of physical demand. More technical skills that are important to Q3’s top Customer Service jobs include sales, store management, and merchandising.

In-Demand Technical Skills • • • • •

Sales Customer service Experience in a retail setting Store management Merchandising

Job Type • Temporary: 9.1% • Full-Time: 35.6% • Part-Time: 19.3%

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

In-Demand Foundational Skills • • • • •

Communication skills Ability to perform physical labor Organizational skills Writing Computer skills

Certifications In-Demand • Commercial driver’s license (CDL) • ServSafe, alcohol server certification • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification • Certified Dietary Manager • Forklift operator certification

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36% ads for full-time positions

Customer Service Wages

Experience required: less than 2 years

Advertised Salaries Quarter 3 2016

Customer Service is one of the largest occupation groups in Region 6, but one of the lowest paying. Of the 241 job postings that advertised a wage or salary, 128 (53%) of them were for earnings that calculate to less than $35,000 a year. Wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the highest median wages in Customer Service are for sales representatives and supervisors or managers.

Wage Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Health Care

Introduction Health Care

Online Job Postings

WIN’s health care occupation group includes jobs related to health care support and practitioners. Employment in this group has been consistently growing, more health care workers needed to care for Michigan’s aging population and in response to regulatory and other changes. Registered nurses are routinely the most in-demand job in this group. Postings Over Time Along with Customer Service, Health Care is one of the largest occupation groups in Region 6. Employers in the county posted 1,969 online job postings for Health Care workers during Q3 2016. This is a 22% increase from the 1,612 postings seen in the previous quarter. Employer demand in the Health Care occupations continues to grow in Region 6 – increased demand is correlated with growth in employment for these types of workers.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Employment Over Time

Employment Over Time With high and increasing demand for Health Care workers, employment in the Health Care occupations has grown, generally, over the analysis period from 2001 to present. In 2016, 29,998 Region 6 workers are employed in Health Care occupations. Employment decreased between 2012 and 2013 but has grown each year since. The 30,000 workers employed in Health Care in Region 6 today represent a growth of 4,000 jobs over the last 15 years.

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Now hiring: 1,969 Health Care job postings

30,000 Health Care employees

Health Care Top Jobs Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Education required: associate's degree and beyond

Health Care Educational Attainment & Experience Required

$31/hr. for registered nurses

Minimum Educational Attainment Required Q3 2016

Because occupations like nursing assistants and medical record technicians are some of the most indemand Health Care jobs in Region 6, most of Q3 2016 job postings did not require more than postsecondary training or an associate’s degree. With this in mind, though, a large number of Health Care professions are available to workers with higher education (a bachelor’s or graduate degree) and offer higher wages. Similar to the demand for applicants with postsecondary training or an associate’s degree, most of the Health Care postings in Region 6 during Q3 were options for workers with less than 2 years of experience. Entry-level workers (649 postings) are able to secure a job as a medical assistant or nursing assistant if they are willing to undertake a two-year degree program.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Experience Required Q3 2016

Areas of Study in-Demand Q3 2016 • • • • •

Nursing science Physical therapy Clinical/medical laboratory technician Health care administration/management Respiratory therapy technician/assistant

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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$56,160

In-demand certifications: RN, CNA, CPR

mean advertised salary

Health Care in-Demand Skills Q3 2016 Region 6 workers looking to find a job in the Health Care occupations are expected to have good communication skills, problem solving and decision-making skills, and demonstrated organizational and supervisory ability as a prerequisite for employment. Many Health Care jobs are also physically demanding. Beyond these foundational skills, Health Care employers are seeking job candidates who have experience with treatment planning and therapy, as well as candidates certified in CPR.

In-Demand Technical Skills • • • • •

Patient care, education, and instruction Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Treatment planning Supervisory skills Therapy

Job Type • Temporary: 10.4% • Full-Time: 43.6% • Part-Time: 8.5%

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

In-Demand Foundational Skills • • • • •

Communication skills Organizational skills Planning Problem solving Ability to perform physical labor

Certifications In-Demand • • • • •

Registered nurse (RN) First Aid CPR AED Certified nursing assistant (CNA) Certified pharmacy technician Critical care registered nurse (CCRN)

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Knowledge areas: nursing, physical therapy

Health Care Wages

44% ads for full-time positions

Advertised Salaries Quarter 3 2016

Only 156 of the 1,969 (8%) Health Care job postings for Q3 advertised a salary range. The distribution of those advertised salaries can be seen in the chart to the right. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that a job in Health Care, like as a registered nurse, can pay $31 per hour at the median, over $64,000. The highest paid of the in-demand occupations are jobs that require higher educational attainment like physical therapists and pharmacists.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Wage Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL)

Introduction Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL)

Online Job Postings

Transportation, distribution, and logistics (TDL) workers help move materials in an efficient manner whether it is from one company to another or directly to a consumer. Logistics workers range from materials movers to logistics analysts, coordinating and analyzing material and goods movement. Postings Over Time Region 6 employer demand for Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) workers continues to grow. Employers here posted 1,805 online ads for TDL jobs during Q3 2016, up 27% from 1,422 in Q2. Demand for these types of workers has grown substantially over the analysis period beginning in Q1 2011 to present. Employment Over Time

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Employment Over Time

The Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics occupations employ a large share of Region 6 workers. In 2016, 27,818 workers across the seven counties are employed in TDL jobs. This number has stayed relatively flat for the last several years. Continued analysis will illustrate whether increased demand will drive employment growth going forward.

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Now hiring: 1,805 TDL job ads

27,000 TDL employees in Region 6

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) Top Jobs Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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27% In-demand skills: inspections, customer service

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) Educational Attainment & Experience Required

increase in employer demand between Q2 and Q3

Minimum Educational Attainment Required Q3 2016

Data from Q3 online job postings show that 95 percent of TDL jobs open in Region 6 are available to workers with a high school diploma and some post-secondary training (201 postings). Most (87%) TDL jobs are also available to workers with less than 5 years of experience. Jobs requiring higher educational attainment and more experience are likely management roles.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Areas of Study in-Demand Q3 2016

Experience Required Q3 2016

• Business administration and management • Electrical and electronic engineering technicians • Engineering, general • Mechanical engineering • Computer science

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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$73,871

Experience required: less than 2 years

mean advertised salary

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) in-Demand Skills Q3 2016 Baseline, employability skills for TDL occupations in Region 6 include writing, organizational skills, and communication skills. Employers looking to hire workers for TDL occupations during Q3 2016 sought candidates with more technical experience and skills like inspection, repair, and cleaning, forklift operation, and driving.

In-Demand Technical Skills • • • • •

Inspection, repair, and cleaning Forklift operation Customer service, customer contact Pre- and post-trip inspections Bus driving

Job Type • Temporary: 7.6% • Full-Time: 19.0% • Part-Time: 3.1%

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

In-Demand Foundational Skills • • • • •

Ability to perform physical labor Communication skills Detail-oriented, organizational skills Writing Mathematics

Certifications In-Demand • Commercial driver’s license (CDL) • Air brake certified • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification • Forklift operator certification • Chrysler certified

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Education required: HS diploma, on-the-job training

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL)

In-demand certifications: CDL, forklift operation

Advertised Salaries Quarter 3 2016

Wages From the 547 Q3 job postings that specified a wage or salary range it becomes clear than many Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics jobs pay well. There were still 148 (27%) Q3 job postings paying less than $35,000 a year but 258 (47%) Q3 job postings advertised salaries over $75,000 a year. Wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show how wages grow with experience in the TDL occupations.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Wage Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network 31


Energy

Introduction Energy

Online Job Postings

Energy-related occupations encompass jobs in engineering, science, mining, and extraction. Workers in this field have a range of skills all related to keeping businesses and homes powered. Energy companies employ workers in a variety of occupations, many of which are also included in other WIN occupation groups. Data referenced in this section pertain only to job postings from energy-related businesses. Postings Over Time Region 6 employers posted 12 online job postings in the Energy occupations during Q3 2016. Employer demand for these occupations is generally small, with few postings each quarter. The few postings in this occupation group means that fluctuations between quarters appear quite large – Region 6 employers posted 58 ads for Energy occupation in Q1 and 56 in Q2. Despite large fluctuations, the overall trend is growing employer demand.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Employment Over Time

Employment Over Time The data presented in the graph to the right represents the region’s total employment in the Energy industries (NAICS 2111, 2131, 2211, 2212, 2371), not just WIN-designated Energy occupations. In 2016, 2,567 workers are employed in these Energy industries in Region 6. Employment in these industries dipped slightly, losing about 400 jobs, during the Great Recession but has since recovered to prerecession levels. Increased demand for Energy occupations has the potential to drive up employment.

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Now hiring: 12 Energy job postings

Employment recovered from recession

Energy Top Jobs Quarter 3 2016

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>$20/hr. In-demand skills: repair, preventative maintenance

Energy Educational Attainment & Experience Required

median wages in Energy group

Minimum Educational Attainment Required Q3 2016

Data from Q3 2016 online job postings show that many Energy jobs open in Region 6 are available to workers with a high school diploma and some postsecondary training (8 postings). Just one posting this quarter sought candidates with a bachelor’s degree and three required an associate’s degree. Required experience levels were split for Q3 postings, with half available to workers with less than 5 years of experience.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Areas of Study In-Demand Q3 2016

Experience Required Q3 2016

• Engineering, general • Electrical and electronic engineering technicians • Mechanical engineering • Business administration and management • Communication, general

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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17%

Education required: bachelor's degree

ads for full-time positions

Energy In-Demand Skills Q3 2016 Baseline employability skills for Energy occupations in Region 6 include communication and organizational skills, preventative maintenance, and problem solving. Employers looking to hire workers for Energy occupations during Q3 2016 sought candidates with knowledge and experience with wind turbines and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).

In-Demand Technical Skills • Repair • Scheduling • Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) • Supervisory skills • Wind turbines

Job Type • Temporary: data not available • Full-Time: 16.7% • Part-Time: data not available

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

In-Demand Foundational Skills • • • • •

Troubleshooting, problem solving Preventative maintenance Communication skills Computer skills Organizational skills

Certifications In-Demand • Air brake certified • American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited • Commercial driver’s license (CDL)

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Knowledge areas: wind turbines, SCADA

Energy Wages None of the 12 online job ads for Energy occupations posted during Q3 2016 advertised a wage or salary to candidates. In the absence of this data, wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that many of the in-demand Energy occupations in Region 6 pay high wages. Four of the top ten occupations can expect wages greater than $20 per hour at the median.

In-demand certifications: CDL, ABET

Advertised Salaries Quarter 3 2016

Data Unavailable

Wage Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Business & Finance

Introduction Business & Finance

Online Job Postings

Jobs in the business and finance occupation group can be found in nearly every type of business and industry. These workers need strong mathematical and accounting abilities along with project management and planning skills. Workers in this occupation group are in high demand in southeast Michigan. Postings Over Time Region 6 employers posted 300 online job postings in the Business and Finance occupations during Q3 2016, a negligible increase from the 296 postings in Q2. Employer demand for these occupations has been on the rise since a low at 147 postings in Q3 2014. The slow, continued growth in demand has the potential to drive employment growth if employers are able to find the qualified candidates they seek.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Employment Over Time

Employment Over Time Employment in Business and Finance occupations in Region 6 has grown every year since 2010. In 2016, 8,671 workers are employed in Business and Finance jobs. These employment numbers are on par with prerecession levels in 2005 and 2006 and employment is likely to continue growing along with employer demand and hiring.

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Now hiring: 300 Business and Finance postings

Employment growth every year since 2010

Business & Finance Top Jobs Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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>$24/hr. In-demand skills: accounting, marketing

Business & Finance Educational Attainment & Experience Required

median Business and Finance wages

Minimum Educational Attainment Required Q3 2016

Data from Q3 2016 online job postings show that 66 percent of Business & Finance jobs open in Region 6 require a bachelor’s degree (116 postings). There are, however, a large number of jobs in this group that are attainable for workers willing to undertake some short-term, post-secondary training (46postings) or a two-year degree (13 postings). A majority (92%) of the Business and Finance job postings were aimed at workers with less than 5 years of experience. Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Experience Required Q3 2016 Areas of Study In-Demand Q3 2016 • • • • •

Accounting Business administration and management Finance, general Computer science Engineering, general

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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$52,045

Knowledge areas: business administration, human resources

mean advertised salary

Business & Finance In-Demand Skills Q3 2016 Baseline, employability skills for Business & Finance occupations in Region 6 include writing, communication skills, and organizational skills. Employers looking to hire workers for Business & Finance occupations during Q3 2016 sought candidates with project management experience, and technical skills in accounting and budgeting, and marketing.

In-Demand Technical Skills • • • • •

Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Accounting, budgeting Project management Customer service Marketing

Job Type • Temporary: 3.3% • Full-Time: 55.7% • Part-Time: 2.3%

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

In-Demand Foundational Skills • • • • •

Communication skills Writing Detail-oriented, organizational skills Problem solving Building effective relationships

Certifications In-Demand • • • • •

Series 7, Series 6 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Insurance license Mortgage license Certified financial planner

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56% job ads for full-time positions

Business & Finance Wages

In-demand: CPA, financial planner, insurance license

Advertised Salaries Quarter 3 2016

Of the Business and Finance job postings that advertised wages and salaries in Q3 2016, 47 percent advertised salaries between $35,000 and $50,000 a year. Fortytwo percent of advertised salaries were between $50,000 and $75,000 per year. Wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that all but one of the top ten indemand Business and Finance jobs in Region 6 make over $24 an hour at the median, or over $50,000 a year.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Wage Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Agriculture

Introduction Agriculture

Online Job Postings

WIN’s agriculture group brings together occupations that require knowledge of the farming, livestock, the environment, and natural sciences. Occupations range from farm workers, to environmental engineers, to meat butchers, and recreation workers. Postings Over Time Region 6 employers posted 136 online job postings in the Agriculture occupations during Q3 2016, down 12 percent from the 155 postings seen in both Q1 and Q2. Employer demand for Agriculture jobs varies with the season – with the agricultural season in Michigan winding down, employers are posting fewer job ads in Q3 and Q4. Employment Over Time Employment in the Agriculture occupations in Region 6 has been generally increasing since 2005. In 2016, 10,358 workers are employed in Agriculture jobs. The Agriculture occupation group saw no real slow down during the Great Recession and have continued to add jobs slowly every year.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Employment Over Time

Data: EMSI, BLS Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Now hiring: 136 Agriculture job postings

Steady employment growth in Agriculture occupations

Agriculture Top Jobs Quarter 3 2016

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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High wages in: sales, research

Agriculture Educational Attainment & Experience Required

$33,404 mean advertised salary

Minimum Educational Attainment Required Q3 2016

Data from Q3 2016 online job postings show that most Agriculture jobs open in Region 6 are attainable to workers with just a high school diploma and some on-the-job training. Jobs in the Agriculture group like occupational health specialists and sales representatives for technical and scientific products are expected to have advanced technical knowledge along with a bachelor’s degree (16 job postings). The majority of Q3 Agriculture postings were geared at workers with less than 5 years of experience.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Areas of Study in-Demand Q3 2016 • • • • •

Experience Required Q3 2016

Natural resources and conservation Business administration and management Environmental health Environmental studies Marketing and marketing management

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

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Knowledge areas: conservation, environ. health

55% ads for full-time positions

Agriculture in-Demand Skills Q3 2016 Many Agriculture jobs require some degree of physical ability as a prerequisite for employment. Other baseline skills that employers look for include communication and organizational skills, as well as writing skills. More technical skills sought include customer service and sales, along with technical expertise on goods such as fertilizers or services like lawn care.

In-Demand Technical Skills • • • • •

Sales Customer service Supervisory skills Cleaning, inspection, repair Lawn care

Job Type • Temporary: 14.7% • Full-Time: 55.1% • Part-Time: 12.5%

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

In-Demand Foundational Skills • • • • •

Ability to perform physical labor Organizational skills, detail-oriented Communication skills Writing Problem solving

Certifications In-Demand • • • • •

Commercial driver’s license (CDL) First Aid CPR AED Certified activity director Hazardous materials certification Pistol license

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In-demand skills: customer service, sales

Education required: HS diploma

Agriculture Wages

Advertised Salaries Quarter 3 2016

Only 27 of the 136 Agriculture job ads posted in Region 6 during Q3 2016 advertised a wage or salary. Of those that did, 78 percent advertised earnings that calculate to an annual salary less than $35,000 a year. Wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that many in-demand Agriculture jobs are low-paying. The highest paid Agriculture jobs are in sales and research.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

Wage Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015

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Annual Labor Market Data

2016 to‐date Percent  Change  2014 Annual 2015 Annual (through Sept  Change from  from 2015 2016) 2015

2010 Annual

2011 Annual

2012 Annual

2013 Annual

Labor Force

404,612

391,597

388,494

393,805

392,507

388,928

392,952

4,024

1.0%

Employment

345,377

345,116

347,875

353,308

359,546

364,669

370,823

6,153

1.7%

Unemployment

59,235

46,481

40,619

40,497

32,961

24,259

22,129

‐2,129

‐8.8%

Unemployment Rate

14.6%

11.9%

10.5%

10.3%

8.4%

6.2%

5.6%

‐0.6%

na

*Note: Monthly data averaged by year Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Quarterly Labor Market Data Percent  2nd  Change from  3rd Quarter  Change from  Quarter  2nd Quarter  2016 2nd Quarter  2016 2016 2016

One‐Year One‐Year  Change  Percent  from 3rd  Change from  Quarter  3rd Quarter  2015 2015

3rd Quarter  2015

4th Quarter  2015

1st Quarter  2016

Labor Force

387,918

387,109

393,026

393,787

392,043

‐1,744

‐0.4%

4,125

1.1%

Employment

364,527

367,830

368,676

372,997

370,795

‐2,202

‐0.6%

6,268

1.7%

Unemployment

23,391

19,279

24,350

20,790

21,248

458

2.2%

‐2,144

‐9.2%

Unemployment Rate

6.0%

5.0%

6.2%

5.3%

5.4%

0.1%

na

‐0.6%

na

*Note: Monthly data averaged by quarter Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Monthly Labor Market Data

Labor Force Employment  Unemployment Unemployment Rate

July 2015

August 2015

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

392,355

387,775

383,624

386,042

387,063

388,223

390,996

393,418

394,664

391,005

395,080

395,276

363,569

365,805

364,206

366,909

368,776

367,806

366,598

369,178

370,252

371,017

374,495

28,786

21,970

19,418

19,133

18,287

20,417

24,398

24,240

24,412

19,988

5.0%

4.7%

5.3%

6.2%

6.2%

6.2%

5.1%

7.3% 5.7% 5.1% * Note: Data shown for 15 most recently available months Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics

August 2017

September 2017

393,944

391,822

390,362

373,479

369,745

370,772

371,868

20,585

21,797

24,199

21,050

18,494

5.2%

5.5%

6.1%

5.4%

4.7%

May 2016 June 2017 July 2017

APPENDIX - 1


RPI Region 6 Job Posting Data by Occupation Group* Over Time

Total Postings Agriculture Business & finance Construction Customer service Education Energy Engineers & designers Health care Information technology Skilled trades & technicians Transportation, distribution, and  logistics

Change Over Time

Annual Change  Quarter Growth Q3 2015‐Q3  Q1 2016‐Q3  2016 2016

Q3 2015

Q4 2015

Q1 2016

Q2 2016

Q3 2016

8,086

8,361

7,743

9,017

10,709

32.4%

38.3%

141

119

79

155

136

‐3.5%

72.2%

260

329

298

296

300

15.4%

0.7%

137

202

122

136

149

8.8%

22.1%

1,919

2,452

1,795

2,145

2,538

32.3%

41.4%

162

291

231

233

385

137.7%

66.7%

24

15

15

56

12

‐50.0%

‐20.0%

268

221

222

218

194

‐27.6%

‐12.6%

1,440

1,362

1,512

1,612

1,969

36.7%

30.2%

255

210

171

269

351

37.6%

105.3%

278

295

271

344

462

66.2%

70.5%

1,210

906

894

1,422

1,805

49.2%

101.9%

*Note: Some overlap exists between groups, the occupational groups are not mutually exclusive. Thus, postings should not be added from one group to another but instead should be  analyzed on their own.


Job Posting Data by Occupation Group* Over Time

Total Postings Agriculture Business & finance Construction Customer service Education Energy Engineers & designers Health care Information technology Skilled trades & technicians Transportation, distribution, and  logistics

Change Over Time

Annual Change  Quarter Growth Q3 2015‐Q3  Q1 2016‐Q3  2016 2016

Q3 2015

Q4 2015

Q1 2016

Q2 2016

Q3 2016

129,794

140,225

126,959

139,765

149,379

15.1%

17.7%

1,644

1,578

1,426

1,835

1,776

8.0%

24.5%

9,437

10,547

8,884

9,011

9,044

‐4.2%

1.8%

1,096

1,183

917

1,281

1,492

36.1%

62.7%

25,802

30,285

27,235

30,303

34,218

32.6%

25.6%

2,227

2,584

2,219

2,114

3,034

36.2%

36.7%

224

264

211

272

259

15.6%

22.7%

9,753

10,433

9,675

9,454

8,977

‐8.0%

‐7.2%

17,394

17,110

17,666

17,880

20,099

15.6%

13.8%

16,922

19,360

16,403

17,335

16,966

0.3%

3.4%

3,961

4,409

3,675

4,503

4,755

20.0%

29.4%

9,901

8,405

7,909

11,380

13,548

36.8%

71.3%

*Note: Some overlap exists between groups, the occupational groups are not mutually exclusive. Thus, postings should not be added from one group to another but instead should be analyzed on their own.

Data: Burning Glass Technologies Analysis: Workforce Intelligence Network

APPENDIX - 3


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