McHenry County Labor
Report: Fall 2011
Highlights of this report:
This document is strictly a snapshot of where McHenry County labor is as of Q3 2011, and is not meant to answer all the questions, but is meant to be a document to further discussion between local Employers, the local Employer Service office (LWIB & MCWN), the local Economic Development office (MCEDC), and education/training providers.
Last report was completed in early 2008 and needed an update to see impact of financial crisis and recession.
Background comparison to the 2008 State of the Workforce report
- Labor Report looks ahead for a 4 yr range compared to the SOW 10 yr range
- Labor Report looks at labor issues including:
Local industrial makeup/change,
Jobs and earnings,
WIA Customer attainments,
Skills in demand, and more.
- While the Labor Report identifies basic local demographics, it focuses on local labor and workforce issues.
- Compares McHenry County jobs and earnings with adjacent Lake and Kane Counties
Workforce Network Services
- The McHenry County Workforce Network serves local youth, adult job seekers, and dislocated workers with career advising, career readiness and training services.
- Customer training mirrors local occupation & industry demands.
- Working and talking with employers to prepare pipeline of workers in demand occupations
- Identifying local needs and skills gaps that exist to better advise customers and meet local needs, and discuss these needs with training providers.