GAO Survey on How Local Areas Guide WIA Participants Toward Training

U.S. Government Accountability Office

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Introduction

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), an agency of the U.S. Congress, is conducting a study on how local workforce areas guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program participants toward training for available jobs and potential high-growth occupations.

As part of this review, we are conducting a web-based survey of randomly selected Workforce Investment Boards. We will be asking you about how your local area identifies available jobs and potential high-growth occupations so that you can guide participants toward training for such jobs, the resources most useful in doing so, and challenges in guiding participants toward training.

Your participation in our study is essential for us to inform the Congress about how local areas prepare participants for currently and soon-to-be available jobs. The results of this survey generally will be provided in summary form in a GAO report. Individual answers may be discussed in our reporting, but we will not include any information that could be used to identify individuals' or WIBs' names. We will not release individually identifiable data outside of GAO, unless compelled by law or requested by the Congress.

We estimate that this survey will take about 60 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey within 2 weeks. You do not need to complete the survey in one sitting, as the survey will allow you at any point to save your responses so that you can log in again and complete the rest of it at a later time. To answer these questions, please consult with staff at the local administrative entity and/or American Job Centers (formerly known as one-stop career centers) if necessary. To learn more about completing the questionnaire, printing your responses, and whom to contact if you have questions, _____.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Notes on Presentation of Survey Estimates

Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

Due to skip patterns, some survey questions had no eligible respondents. This is denoted with NO ELIGIBLE RESPONSES next to the survey question.

For some survey questions the number of respondents to a question was too low to provide statistically reliable estimates. When this occurs this is denoted with DATA NOT REPORTED next to the survey question.

Part I: Characteristics of your local workforce area

1. Please verify the following information for your WIB.

1a. Is this the correct name of your WIB: _____?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes 81.7 74.4, 87.6
  No 18.3 12.4, 25.6

1b. What is the correct WIB name?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

1c. Is this the correct city and state of your WIB: _____, _____?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes 98.6 95.1, 99.8
  No 1.4 0.2, 4.9

1d. What is the correct city and state for your WIB?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

2. Please tell us about your local workforce area.

2a. Approximately how many case managers worked with WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants in your local workforce area in calendar year 2012?

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  Estimate 95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Mean 16.3 13.3, 19.2

2b. Approximately how many sites (including American Job Centers, affiliate satellite centers, and temporary sites) offered WIA services in your local workforce area in calendar year 2012?

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  Estimate 95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Mean 5.8 5.1, 6.4

2c. Approximately how many of these sites were located in each of the following areas in calendar year 2012? (Please enter one response for each row or check don't know.)

Areas with a population of at least 50,000

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  Estimate 95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Mean 3.0 2.5, 3.5

Areas with populations of at least 2,500 but less than 50,000

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  Estimate 95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Mean 3.6 3.0, 4.1

Areas with a population of less than 2,500

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  Estimate 95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Mean 0.6 0.3, 0.8

Respondents who indicated they do not know the number of sites which serve areas with a population of at least 50,000

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Checked 2.6 0.7, 6.6
  Not Checked 97.4 93.4, 99.3

Respondents who indicated they do not know the number of sites which serve areas with a population of at least 2,500 but less than 50,000

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Checked 2.7 0.7, 6.7
  Not Checked 97.3 93.3, 99.3

Respondents who indicated they do not know the number of sites which serve areas with a population of less than 2,500

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Checked 3.9 1.4, 8.4
  Not Checked 96.1 91.6, 98.6

2d. In your estimation, how did the unemployment rate in your local workforce area compare to the national average of 8.1% in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Below the national average of 8.1% 39.6 33.6, 45.5
  About the same as the national average of 8.1% (within plus or minus 0.5 points) 17.0 11.3, 24.1
  Above the national average of 8.1% 43.5 37.2, 49.7
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.0

3. Is your organization the administrative entity (one-stop operator) for your local workforce area?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes 80.6 73.3, 86.7
  No 18.6 12.7, 25.9
  Don't know 0.8 0.0, 3.9

3 dropdown. If no to Q3, what is the name of the local administrative entity?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

4. What type of training do staff in your local workforce area primarily guide eligible WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Available jobs 4.6 1.8, 9.4
  Potential high-growth occupations 21.6 15.2, 29.1
  Equally toward available jobs and high-growth occupations 73.8 68.0, 79.7
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.0

5. Does your local workforce area use an industry sector strategy (e.g., identifying high-demand and growing industry sectors, including employer needs) to guide participants toward training for potential high-growth occupations?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes 94.5 89.5, 97.6
  No 5.5 2.4, 10.5
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.0

Part II: Local initiatives for identifying available jobs and potential high-growth occupations

To guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training for available jobs and potential high-growth occupations, local areas must identify those jobs and the skills needed for them. Listed below are several initiatives that local areas might undertake to identify available jobs, potential high-growth occupations, and the skills needed for those jobs.

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6. Did your local area undertake any local initiatives to identify available jobs, potential high-growth occupations, and the skills needed for those jobs (i.e., purchasing real-time labor market information, surveying employers, partnering with the economic development agency, etc.)?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes 93.3 87.9, 96.7
  No 6.1 2.8, 11.2
  Don't know 0.7 0.0, 3.7

6a. Why did your local area not undertake any local initiatives to identify available jobs, potential high-growth occupations, and the skills needed for those jobs (i.e., purchasing real-time labor market information, surveying employers, partnering with the economic development agency, etc.)?

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1. We did not find them useful for identifying available jobs, potential high-growth occupations, and the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q6 Checked 0.0 0.0, 28.3
  Not Checked 100.0 71.7,100.0

2. We did not have enough staff to undertake these initiatives

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q6 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. We could not afford the cost

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q6 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. We obtained this information from the state labor market information office, state workforce agency, or state or local economic development agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q6 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q6 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

6. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q6 Checked 0.0 0.0, 28.3
  Not Checked 100.0 71.7,100.0

6b. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

6c. What type of information did your local area obtain from the state labor market information office, state workforce agency, or state or local economic development agency?

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1. Real-time labor market information

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q6 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information from employer surveys about hiring plans or skill needs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q6 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q6 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

6d. What was the other information?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

After responding to question 6a, click on the Save and continue button at the bottom of the page to go on to question 12. You do not need to answer questions 7 through 11.

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7. Did your local area purchase real-time labor market information in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q6 Yes 32.7 26.3, 39.0
  No 66.6 60.2, 73.0
  Don't know 0.7 0.0, 4.0

7a. For what purpose did your local area purchase real-time labor market information?

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1. To identify available jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 80.7 66.4, 90.9
  Not Checked 19.3 9.1, 33.6

2. To identify potential high-growth occupations

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 91.5 79.5, 97.7
  Not Checked 8.5 2.3, 20.5

3. To identify skill requirements

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 83.2 69.3, 92.6
  Not Checked 16.8 7.4, 30.7

4. To approve training programs for high-growth occupations

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 73.0 57.9, 85.0
  Not Checked 27.0 15.0, 42.1

5. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 10.1 3.2, 22.7
  Not Checked 89.9 77.3, 96.8

7b. What was the other purpose?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

7c. How useful was real-time labor market information for these purposes?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Very useful 70.5 55.0, 83.1
  Moderately useful 20.0 9.6, 34.6
  Somewhat useful 9.5 2.8, 22.0
  Not at all useful 0.0 0.0, 6.4
  No opinion 0.0 0.0, 6.4

7d. Which of the following sources of funding did your local area use for this initiative?

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1. WIA Adult or Dislocated Worker Program

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 83.4 69.5, 92.7
  Not Checked 16.6 7.3, 30.5

2. Wagner-Peyser (Employment Service)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 14.5 5.9, 28.0
  Not Checked 85.5 72.0, 94.1

3. State Workforce Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 18.9 8.9, 33.1
  Not Checked 81.1 66.9, 91.1

4. Economic Development Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 10.9 3.7, 23.6
  Not Checked 89.1 76.4, 96.3

5. Private Funding

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 3.8 0.4, 14.0
  Not Checked 96.2 86.0, 99.6

6. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q07 Checked 14.3 5.8, 27.8
  Not Checked 85.7 72.2, 94.2

7e. What was the other source of funding?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

7f. Approximately how much did it cost your local area to purchase real-time labor market information in calendar year 2012?

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  Estimate 95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q7 Mean 13,975.7 11036,16915

7g. Why did your local area not purchase real-time labor market information?

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1. We did not find it useful for our purposes

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q07 Checked 1.2 0.0, 6.1
  Not Checked 98.8 93.9,100.0

2. We did not have enough staff to undertake this initiative

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q07 Checked 4.4 1.2, 10.9
  Not Checked 95.6 89.1, 98.8

3. We could not afford the cost

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q07 Checked 17.9 10.7, 27.3
  Not Checked 82.1 72.7, 89.3

4. We obtained real-time labor market information from the state labor market information office, state workforce agency, or state or local economic development agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q07 Checked 86.4 77.7, 92.7
  Not Checked 13.6 7.3, 22.3

5. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q07 Checked 8.5 3.7, 16.3
  Not Checked 91.5 83.7, 96.3

6. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q07 Checked 0.0 0.0, 3.2
  Not Checked 100.0 96.8,100.0

7h. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

8. Did your local area develop or maintain a partnership(s) with the local economic development agency in calendar year 2012? (Note: This includes both formal and informal partnerships.)

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q06 Yes 98.6 95.0, 99.9
  No 0.7 0.0, 4.0
  Don't know 0.7 0.0, 4.0

8a. For what purpose did your local area develop or maintain a partnership(s) with the local economic development agency?

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1. To identify available jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 73.0 67.0, 78.9
  Not Checked 27.0 21.1, 33.0

2. To identify potential high-growth occupations

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 78.4 70.6, 85.0
  Not Checked 21.6 15.0, 29.4

3. To identify skill requirements

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 72.8 66.7, 78.9
  Not Checked 27.2 21.1, 33.3

4. To assist with economic development initiatives

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 86.0 79.0, 91.4
  Not Checked 14.0 8.6, 21.0

5. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 12.7 7.6, 19.5
  Not Checked 87.3 80.5, 92.4

8b. What was the other purpose?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

8c. How useful was this partnership(s) with the local economic development agency for these purposes?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Very useful 62.9 56.4, 69.4
  Moderately useful 25.1 18.1, 33.2
  Somewhat useful 9.8 5.4, 16.1
  Not at all useful 0.8 0.0, 4.1
  No opinion 1.5 0.2, 5.2

8d. Which of the following sources of funding did your local area use for this initiative?

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1. WIA Adult or Dislocated Worker Program

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 72.7 66.7, 78.7
  Not Checked 27.3 21.3, 33.3

2. Wagner-Peyser (Employment Service)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 19.1 12.8, 26.7
  Not Checked 80.9 73.3, 87.2

3. State Workforce Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 17.0 11.1, 24.3
  Not Checked 83.0 75.7, 88.9

4. Economic Development Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 20.2 13.8, 27.9
  Not Checked 79.8 72.1, 86.2

5. Private Funding

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 6.6 3.1, 12.2
  Not Checked 93.4 87.8, 96.9

6. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q08 Checked 18.2 12.1, 25.8
  Not Checked 81.8 74.2, 87.9

8e. What was the other source of funding?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

8f. Why did your local area not develop or maintain partnership(s) with the local economic development agency?

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1. We did not find it useful for our purposes

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded Responded NO to Q08 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. We did not have enough staff to undertake this initiative

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded Responded NO to Q08 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded Responded NO to Q08 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded Responded NO to Q08 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

8g. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

9. Did your local area survey local employers about their hiring plans or skill needs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q06 Yes 62.0 55.3, 68.7
  No 35.8 29.2, 42.5
  Don't know 2.2 0.4, 6.2

9a. For what purpose did your local area survey local employers?

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1. To identify available jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 82.3 72.5, 89.7
  Not Checked 17.7 10.3, 27.5

2. To identify potential high-growth occupations

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 76.2 65.8, 84.8
  Not Checked 23.8 15.2, 34.2

3. To identify skill requirements

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 89.5 80.9, 95.1
  Not Checked 10.5 4.9, 19.1

4. To identify and help fulfill hiring needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 95.4 88.5, 98.8
  Not Checked 4.6 1.2, 11.5

5. To determine what kind of training would meet needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 86.9 77.9, 93.3
  Not Checked 13.1 6.7, 22.1

6. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 2.5 0.3, 8.4
  Not Checked 97.5 91.6, 99.7

9b. What was the other purpose?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

9c. How useful were surveys of local employers for these purposes?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Very useful 64.9 56.6, 73.3
  Moderately useful 17.1 9.8, 26.9
  Somewhat useful 16.9 9.6, 26.6
  Not at all useful 0.0 0.0, 3.5
  No opinion 1.1 0.0, 6.5

9d. Which of the following sources of funding did your local area use for this initiative?

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1. WIA Adult or Dislocated Worker Program

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 69.6 61.8, 77.4
  Not Checked 30.4 22.6, 38.2

2. Wagner-Peyser (Employment Service)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 14.4 7.7, 23.7
  Not Checked 85.6 76.3, 92.3

3. State Workforce Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 12.4 6.3, 21.4
  Not Checked 87.6 78.6, 93.7

4. Economic Development Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 22.0 13.7, 32.3
  Not Checked 78.0 67.7, 86.3

5. Private Funding

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 14.0 7.4, 23.2
  Not Checked 86.0 76.8, 92.6

6. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q09 Checked 23.1 14.7, 33.5
  Not Checked 76.9 66.5, 85.3

9e. What was the other source of funding?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

9f. Approximately how much did it cost your local area to survey local employers in calendar year 2012?

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  Estimate 95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q9 Mean 11,949.2 8167,15732

9g. Why did your local area not survey local employers?

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1. We did not find it useful for our purposes

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q09 Checked 1.8 0.1, 11.1
  Not Checked 98.2 88.9, 99.9

2. We did not have enough staff to undertake this initiative

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q09 Checked 26.9 15.2, 41.7
  Not Checked 73.1 58.3, 84.8

3. We could not afford the cost

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q09 Checked 16.4 7.3, 29.9
  Not Checked 83.6 70.1, 92.7

4. We obtained this information from the state labor market information office, state workforce agency, or state or local economic development office

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q09 Checked 74.9 60.3, 86.3
  Not Checked 25.1 13.7, 39.7

5. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q09 Checked 10.3 3.4, 22.5
  Not Checked 89.7 77.5, 96.6

6. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q09 Checked 0.0 0.0, 6.1
  Not Checked 100.0 93.9,100.0

9h. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

10. Did your local area hold discussions or focus groups with employers about their hiring plans or skill needs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q06 Yes 79.8 72.1, 86.2
  No 20.2 13.8, 27.9
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.2

10a. For what purpose did your local area hold discussions or focus groups with employers?

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1. To identify available jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 73.1 63.8, 81.1
  Not Checked 26.9 18.9, 36.2

2. To identify potential high-growth occupations

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 72.1 65.4, 78.9
  Not Checked 27.9 21.1, 34.6

3. To identify skill requirements

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 91.3 84.4, 95.8
  Not Checked 8.7 4.2, 15.6

4. To identify and help fulfill hiring needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 90.3 83.2, 95.1
  Not Checked 9.7 4.9, 16.8

5. To determine what kind of training would meet needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 81.8 73.3, 88.5
  Not Checked 18.2 11.5, 26.7

6. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 4.5 1.5, 10.3
  Not Checked 95.5 89.7, 98.5

10b. What was the other purpose?

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10c. How useful were discussions or focus groups with employers for these purposes?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Very useful 72.2 65.6, 78.9
  Moderately useful 20.3 13.2, 29.2
  Somewhat useful 7.5 3.3, 14.1
  Not at all useful 0.0 0.0, 2.7
  No opinion 0.0 0.0, 2.7

10d. Which of the following sources of funding did your local area use for this initiative?

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1. WIA Adult or Dislocated Worker Program

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 73.2 63.9, 81.2
  Not Checked 26.8 18.8, 36.1

2. Wagner-Peyser (Employment Service)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 17.3 10.8, 25.7
  Not Checked 82.7 74.3, 89.2

3. State Workforce Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 12.8 7.2, 20.5
  Not Checked 87.2 79.5, 92.8

4. Economic Development Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 15.5 9.3, 23.7
  Not Checked 84.5 76.3, 90.7

5. Private Funding

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 10.1 5.2, 17.3
  Not Checked 89.9 82.7, 94.8

6. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q10 Checked 22.7 15.3, 31.7
  Not Checked 77.3 68.3, 84.7

10e. What was the other source of funding?

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10f. Why did your local area not hold discussions or focus groups with employers?

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1. We did not find it useful for our purposes

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q10 Checked 14.6 4.1, 33.5
  Not Checked 85.4 66.5, 95.9

2. We did not have enough staff to undertake this initiative

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q10 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. We could not afford the cost

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q10 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q10 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q10 Checked 3.5 0.1, 19.0
  Not Checked 96.5 81.0, 99.9

10g. What was the other reason(s)?

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11. Did your local area undertake any other type of initiative to identify available jobs or potential high-growth occupations in order to guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training for such jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q06 Yes 34.0 27.5, 40.5
  No 62.6 56.0, 69.2
  Don't know 3.4 1.1, 8.0

11a. What was this initiative(s)?

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11b. Which of the following sources of funding did your local area use for this initiative?

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1. WIA Adult or Dislocated Worker Program

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q11 Checked 66.3 51.1, 79.4
  Not Checked 33.7 20.6, 48.9

2. Wagner-Peyser (Employment Service)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q11 Checked 16.8 7.5, 30.5
  Not Checked 83.2 69.5, 92.5

3. State Workforce Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q11 Checked 23.2 12.2, 37.8
  Not Checked 76.8 62.2, 87.8

4. Economic Development Agency

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q11 Checked 16.4 7.2, 30.1
  Not Checked 83.6 69.9, 92.8

5. Private Funding

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q11 Checked 8.5 2.4, 20.4
  Not Checked 91.5 79.6, 97.6

6. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q11 Checked 23.5 12.4, 38.1
  Not Checked 76.5 61.9, 87.6

11c. What was the other source of funding?

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Part III: Other sources for identifying available jobs

To guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training for available jobs, WIB staff (i.e., executive directors, program managers, coordinators, or administrators) or case managers must identify available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs. Listed below are several sources of information that staff might use to identify available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs.

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12. In order to guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training, do staff in your local area use information about available jobs?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes 99.3 96.2,100.0
  No 0.0 0.0, 2.0
  Don't know 0.7 0.0, 3.8

12a. In order to guide WIA participants toward training, which staff are responsible for identifying available jobs and related skill requirements?

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1. WIB staff

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q12 Checked 70.0 64.0, 76.0
  Not Checked 30.0 24.0, 36.0

2. Case managers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q12 Checked 88.1 81.7, 92.9
  Not Checked 11.9 7.1, 18.3

3. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q12 Checked 0.7 0.0, 3.8
  Not Checked 99.3 96.2,100.0

12b. Why do staff in your local area not use information about available jobs to guide WIA participants toward training?

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1. Available jobs may not still be open when participants complete training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Responding NO to Q12 Checked . No Eligible Response

2. Staff do not find this information useful for guiding participants toward training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Responding NO to Q12 Checked . No Eligible Response

3. Information is difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Responding NO to Q12 Checked . No Eligible Response

4. Information does not reflect the current needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Responding NO to Q12 Checked . No Eligible Response

5. Information is difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Responding NO to Q12 Checked . No Eligible Response

6. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Responding NO to Q12 Checked . No Eligible Response

12c. What was the other reason(s)?

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13. To what extent did staff in your local area use state job banks to identify available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q12 Large extent 58.3 51.8, 64.8
  Moderate extent 28.8 22.7, 34.8
  Small extent 11.0 6.4, 17.3
  Did not use 1.3 0.1, 4.8
  Don't know 0.6 0.0, 3.8

13a. How useful were state job banks for identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q13 Very useful 32.0 26.0, 38.0
  Moderately useful 43.0 36.3, 49.7
  Somewhat useful 22.8 16.2, 30.6
  Not at all useful 0.7 0.0, 3.9
  No opinion 1.4 0.2, 5.1

13b. Which of the following are reasons that state job banks were somewhat or not at all useful in identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q13A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information contained listings for jobs that were no longer available

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q13A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q13A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q13A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

13c. What was the other reason(s)?

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13d. Why did staff in your local area not use state job banks?

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1. Staff did not find it useful for identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q13 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Staff were unaware of this resource

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q13 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Staff did not have time to use this resource due to large caseloads

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q13 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q13 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q13 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

13e. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

13f. Why did staff in your local area not find state job banks useful for identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q13D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information contained listings for jobs that were no longer available

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q13D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q13D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q13D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

13g. What was the other reason(s)?

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14. To what extent did staff in your local area use online job postings (e.g. Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, or individual company websites) to identify available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q12 Large extent 37.4 31.0, 43.7
  Moderate extent 41.4 34.8, 48.0
  Small extent 14.4 9.1, 21.2
  Did not use 2.8 0.7, 6.9
  Don't know 4.1 1.5, 8.7

14a. How useful were online job postings for identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q14 Very useful 41.1 34.4, 47.8
  Moderately useful 37.2 30.5, 43.8
  Somewhat useful 19.4 13.1, 27.2
  Not at all useful 1.6 0.2, 5.5
  No opinion 0.7 0.0, 4.1

14b. Which of the following are reasons that online job postings were somewhat or not at all useful in identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q14A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information contained listings for jobs that were no longer available

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q14A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q14A Checked 14.1 3.9, 32.4
  Not Checked 85.9 67.6, 96.1

4. Many available jobs were not posted online

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q14A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q14A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

14c. What was the other reason(s)?

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14d. Why did staff in your local area not use online job postings?

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1. Staff did not find it useful for identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q14 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Staff were unaware of this resource

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q14 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Staff did not have time to use this resource due to large caseloads

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q14 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q14 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q14 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

14e. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

14f. Why did staff in your local area not find state job banks useful for identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Checking Q14D01 Checked . No Eligible Response

2. Information contained listings for jobs that were no longer available

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Checking Q14D01 Checked . No Eligible Response

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Checking Q14D01 Checked . No Eligible Response

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Checking Q14D01 Checked . No Eligible Response

14g. What was the other reason(s)?

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15. To what extent did staff in your local area use job vacancy surveys from the state labor market information office (i.e., surveys of employers about their number of job openings) to identify available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012? (Note: Not all states conduct job vacancy surveys.)

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q12 Large extent 21.3 14.9, 28.9
  Moderate extent 31.0 24.8, 37.1
  Small extent 9.2 5.1, 15.2
  Did not use 23.9 17.2, 31.7
  Don't know 14.6 9.3, 21.4

15a. How useful were these job vacancy surveys for identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q15 Very useful 33.4 25.3, 41.4
  Moderately useful 42.7 34.3, 51.2
  Somewhat useful 20.5 12.6, 30.3
  Not at all useful 0.0 0.0, 3.3
  No opinion 3.4 0.7, 9.6

15b. Which of the following are reasons that these job vacancy surveys were somewhat or not at all useful in identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q15A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information contained listings for jobs that were no longer available

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q15A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q15A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Many available jobs were not posted online

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q15A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q15A Checked 5.8 0.2, 27.6
  Not Checked 94.2 72.4, 99.8

15c. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

15d. Why did staff in your local area not use these job vacancy surveys?

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1. Our state labor market information office did not conduct a job vacancy survey

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q15 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Staff did not find it useful for identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q15 Checked 5.6 0.6, 19.3
  Not Checked 94.4 80.7, 99.4

3. Staff were unaware of this resource

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q15 Checked 22.3 9.9, 39.8
  Not Checked 77.7 60.2, 90.1

4. Staff did not have time to use this resource due to large caseloads

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q15 Checked 2.7 0.1, 15.3
  Not Checked 97.3 84.7, 99.9

5. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q15 Checked 3.1 0.1, 15.5
  Not Checked 96.9 84.5, 99.9

6. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q15 Checked 12.2 3.5, 28.0
  Not Checked 87.8 72.0, 96.5

15e. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

15f. Why did staff in your local area not find these job vacancy surveys useful for identifying available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q15D02 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information contained listings for jobs that were no longer available

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q15D02 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q15D02 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q15D02 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

15g. What was the other reason(s)?

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16. Did staff in your local area use any other sources of information to identify available jobs and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q12 Yes 68.4 62.2, 74.6
  No 16.6 10.9, 23.7
  Don't know 15.0 9.6, 21.9

16a. What were the other sources?

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17. What else do you think we should know about the sources of information your local area finds useful for identifying available jobs and related skill requirements so that you can guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

Part IV: Other sources for identifying potential high-growth occupations

To guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training for potential high-growth occupations, WIB staff (i.e., executive directors, program managers, coordinators, or administrators) or case managers must identify potential high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs.

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18. In order to guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training, do staff in your local area use information about potential high-growth occupations?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes 98.7 95.3, 99.9
  No 1.3 0.1, 4.7
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.0

18a. Why do staff in your local area not use information about potential high-growth occupations to guide WIA participants toward training?

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1. Staff do not find this information useful for guiding participants toward training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q18 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information is difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q18 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information does not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q18 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Information is difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q18 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q18 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

18b. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

After responding to question 18a, click on the Save and continue button at the bottom of the page to go on to question 29. You do not need to answer questions 19 through 28.

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19. How do case managers in your local area know which jobs are considered potential high-growth occupations in your local area?

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1. WIB staff generate a list of high-growth occupations and provide it to case managers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Checked 73.1 67.2, 79.0
  Not Checked 26.9 21.0, 32.8

2. Case managers identify high-growth occupations themselves

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Checked 31.5 25.5, 37.5
  Not Checked 68.5 62.5, 74.5

3. Case managers obtain a list of high-growth occupations from the state labor market information office (If this is the only option you select for question 19 you may click on the Save and continue button at the bottom of the page to go on to question 29.)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Checked 65.5 59.2, 71.8
  Not Checked 34.5 28.2, 40.8

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Checked 14.2 8.9, 20.9
  Not Checked 85.8 79.1, 91.1

19a. How else do case managers know which jobs are considered potential high-growth occupations in your local area?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

Information from U.S. Department of Labor

Listed below are several sources of information from the U.S Department of Labor that WIB staff (i.e., executive directors, program managers, coordinators, or administrators) or case managers in your local area might use to identify potential high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs so that they may guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training for such jobs.

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20. To what extent did staff in your local area use ONET to identify high-growth occupations or the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012? (http://www.onetonline.org)

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Large extent 35.5 28.8, 42.1
  Moderate extent 42.0 35.1, 48.8
  Small extent 14.9 9.3, 22.0
  Did not use 3.4 1.0, 8.0
  Don't know 4.3 1.6, 9.2

20a. How useful was ONET for identifying high-growth occupations or the skills needed for those jobs?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q20 Very useful 36.3 29.3, 43.3
  Moderately useful 47.6 40.4, 54.9
  Somewhat useful 12.2 7.0, 19.3
  Not at all useful 0.0 0.0, 2.4
  No opinion 3.9 1.2, 9.0

20b. Which of the following are reasons that ONET was somewhat or not at all useful in identifying high-growth occupations or the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Checking SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q20 Checked . No Eligible Response

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Checking SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q20 Checked . No Eligible Response

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Checking SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q20 Checked . No Eligible Response

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Checking SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q20 Checked . No Eligible Response

20c. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

20d. Why did staff in your local area not use ONET?

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1. Staff did not find it useful for identifying high-growth occupations or the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Answered DID NOT USE to Q20 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Staff were unaware of this resource

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Answered DID NOT USE to Q20 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Staff did not have time to use this resource due to large caseloads

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Answered DID NOT USE to Q20 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Answered DID NOT USE to Q20 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Answered DID NOT USE to Q20 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

20e. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

20f. Why did staff not find ONET useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q20D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q20D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q20D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q20D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

20g. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

21. To what extent did staff in your local area use America's Career InfoNet (also known as Career One Stop) to identify high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012? (http://www.careerinfonet.org)

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Large extent 7.5 3.7, 13.3
  Moderate extent 33.9 27.4, 40.3
  Small extent 25.8 19.8, 31.8
  Did not use 14.0 8.6, 21.0
  Don't know 18.9 12.7, 26.6

21a. How useful was America's Career InfoNet (also known as Career One Stop) for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q21 Very useful 15.8 9.0, 25.0
  Moderately useful 50.3 41.9, 58.7
  Somewhat useful 27.6 18.7, 38.0
  Not at all useful 1.0 0.0, 6.0
  No opinion 5.3 1.7, 12.1

21b. Which of the following are reasons that America's Career InfoNet was somewhat or not at all useful in identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL for Q21A Checked 10.5 2.0, 28.8
  Not Checked 89.5 71.2, 98.0

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL for Q21A Checked 88.1 69.4, 97.4
  Not Checked 11.9 2.6, 30.6

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL for Q21A Checked 7.4 0.8, 24.7
  Not Checked 92.6 75.3, 99.2

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL for Q21A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

21c. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

21d. Why did staff in your local area not use America's Career InfoNet (also known as Career One Stop)?

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1. Staff did not find it useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q21 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Staff were unaware of this resource

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q21 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Staff did not have time to use this resource due to large caseloads

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q21 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q21 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q21 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

21e. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

21f. Why did staff not find America's Career InfoNet useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q21D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q21D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q21D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q21D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

21g. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

22. Did staff in your local area use any other sources of information from the U.S. Department of Labor to identify potential high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Yes 28.1 22.0, 34.3
  No 36.4 29.7, 43.1
  Don't know 35.5 28.9, 42.1

22a. What were the other sources?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

Information from state labor market information office

Listed below are several sources of information from the state labor market information office that staff in your local area might use to identify potential high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs.

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23. To the best of your knowledge, does your state employ Regional Labor Market Analysts/Economists? (Note: Not all states employ Regional Labor Market Analysts/Economists.)

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Yes 72.2 66.3, 78.0
  No 14.2 8.8, 21.2
  Don't know 13.7 8.4, 20.6

23a. To what extent did WIB staff consult with a Regional Labor Market Analyst/Economist to identify high-growth occupations in your local area in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q23 Large extent 43.7 35.8, 51.5
  Moderate extent 35.8 28.1, 43.5
  Small extent 13.3 7.2, 21.7
  Did not use 5.3 1.8, 11.8
  Don't know 2.0 0.2, 7.1

23b. How useful was the information provided by the Regional Labor Market Analyst/Economist for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q23A Very useful 55.6 47.6, 63.5
  Moderately useful 37.4 29.5, 45.2
  Somewhat useful 7.1 2.7, 14.5
  Not at all useful 0.0 0.0, 3.3
  No opinion 0.0 0.0, 3.3

23c. Which of the following are reasons that the information provided by the Regional Labor Market Analyst/Economist was somewhat or not at all useful in identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q23B Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q23B Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q23B Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

23d. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

23e. Why did WIB staff not consult with a Regional Labor Market Analyst/Economist?

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1. Staff did not find it useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q23A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Staff were unaware of this resource

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q23A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Staff did not have time to use this resource due to large caseloads

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q23A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q23A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q23A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

23f. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

23g. Why did WIB staff not find the information provided by the Regional Labor Market Analyst/Economist useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q23E01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q23E01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q23E01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q23E01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

23h. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

24. To what extent did staff in your local area use state industry and occupational projections from the state labor market information office to identify high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Large extent 56.3 49.6, 63.0
  Moderate extent 32.9 26.6, 39.2
  Small extent 8.6 4.5, 14.7
  Did not use 0.8 0.0, 4.1
  Don't know 1.4 0.2, 5.1

24a. How useful were state industry and occupational projections for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q24 Very useful 46.5 39.8, 53.3
  Moderately useful 34.1 27.5, 40.7
  Somewhat useful 17.1 11.1, 24.6
  Not at all useful 1.5 0.2, 5.3
  No opinion 0.8 0.0, 4.2

24b. Which of the following are reasons that state industry and occupational projections were somewhat or not at all useful in identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q24A Checked 9.2 1.3, 28.1
  Not Checked 90.8 71.9, 98.7

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q24A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q24A Checked 11.6 2.3, 31.2
  Not Checked 88.4 68.8, 97.7

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q24A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

24c. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

24d. Why did staff in your local area not use state industry and occupational projections?

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1. Staff did not find it useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q24 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Staff were unaware of this resource

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q24 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Staff did not have time to use this resource due to large caseloads

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q24 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q24 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q24 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

24e. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

24f. Why did staff not find state industry and occupational projections useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

(View question)

1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q24D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q24D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q24D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q24D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

24g. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

25. To what extent did staff in your local area use regional or local industry and occupational projections from the state labor market information office to identify high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Large extent 51.9 45.3, 58.5
  Moderate extent 36.5 30.0, 42.9
  Small extent 8.0 4.0, 13.8
  Did not use 2.3 0.5, 6.5
  Don't know 1.4 0.1, 5.1

25a. How useful were regional or local industry and occupational projections for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q25 Very useful 48.9 42.0, 55.7
  Moderately useful 35.8 29.1, 42.5
  Somewhat useful 13.8 8.4, 21.0
  Not at all useful 0.0 0.0, 2.3
  No opinion 1.5 0.2, 5.4

25b. Which of the following are reasons that regional or local industry and occupational projections were somewhat or not at all useful in identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q25A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q25A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q25A Checked 4.4 0.1, 27.3
  Not Checked 95.6 72.7, 99.9

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q25A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

25c. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

25d. Why did staff in your local area not use regional or local industry and occupational projections?

(View question)

1. Staff did not find it useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q25 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Staff were unaware of this resource

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q25 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Staff did not have time to use this resource due to large caseloads

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q25 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q25 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q25 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

25e. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

25f. Why did staff not find regional or local industry and occupational projections useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q25D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q25D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q25D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q25D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

25g. What was the other reason(s)?

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26. To what extent did staff in your local area use customized reports and tools from the state labor market information office to identify high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Large extent 27.7 21.8, 33.5
  Moderate extent 30.8 24.5, 37.1
  Small extent 21.6 15.0, 29.5
  Did not use 15.7 10.0, 23.0
  Don't know 4.3 1.5, 9.2

26a. How useful were customized reports and tools for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
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Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q26 Very useful 44.8 37.3, 52.3
  Moderately useful 34.6 27.3, 41.9
  Somewhat useful 18.6 11.7, 27.3
  Not at all useful 0.0 0.0, 2.8
  No opinion 2.0 0.3, 6.9

26b. Which of the following are reasons that customized reports and tools were somewhat or not at all useful in identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q26A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q26A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q26A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q26A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

26c. What was the other reason(s)?

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26d. Why did staff in your local area not use customized reports and tools?

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1. Staff did not find it useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q26 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Staff were unaware of this resource

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q26 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Staff did not have time to use this resource due to large caseloads

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q26 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q26 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded DID NOT USE to Q26 Checked 9.2 1.1, 29.9
  Not Checked 90.8 70.1, 98.9

26e. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

26f. Why did staff not find customized reports and tools useful for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q26D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q26D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q26D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q26D01 Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

26g. What was the other reason(s)?

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27. To what extent did staff in your local area use other labor market data from the state labor market information office (for example, information about unemployment, wages, salaries, or skill sets) to identify high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q18 Large extent 46.4 39.8, 53.0
  Moderate extent 28.2 22.3, 34.0
  Small extent 14.0 8.6, 21.0
  Did not use 8.5 4.4, 14.5
  Don't know 3.0 0.8, 7.5

27a. How useful were other labor market data for identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs in calendar year 2012?

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Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Chose One of the Three Extent Options to Q27 Very useful 53.0 45.9, 60.0
  Moderately useful 27.7 21.4, 34.0
  Somewhat useful 15.9 9.8, 23.7
  Not at all useful 0.0 0.0, 2.5
  No opinion 3.5 1.0, 8.5

27b. Which of the following are reasons that other labor market data were somewhat or not at all useful in identifying high-growth occupations and the skills needed for those jobs?

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1. Information was difficult to find

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q27A Checked 6.0 0.2, 28.0
  Not Checked 94.0 72.0, 99.8

2. Information did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q27A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

3. Information was difficult to interpret

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q27A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SOMEWHAT or NOT AT ALL USEFUL to Q27A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

27c. What was the other reason(s)?

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28. What else do you think we should know about the sources of information your local area finds useful for identifying potential high-growth occupations and related skill requirements so that you can guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training?

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Part V: Comparison of local initiatives and other sources of information

29. In order to guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training, what source of information did staff in your local area primarily use to identify available jobs in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Local initiatives (i.e., purchasing real-time labor market information, surveying employers, partnering with the economic development agency, etc.) 12.8 7.9, 19.3
  Other sources of information (i.e., state job banks, online job postings, and job vacancy surveys) 27.2 21.3, 33.0
  We equally used local initiatives and other sources of information 58.6 52.1, 65.1
  Not applicable; we did not use information about available jobs to guide participants toward training 1.4 0.2, 4.9
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.0

29a. Did you supplement these local initiatives with other sources of information (i.e., state job banks, online job postings, and job vacancy surveys)?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Selected LOCAL INITIATIVES for Q29 Yes . Data Not Reported
  No . Data Not Reported
  Don't know 4.7 0.1, 26.0

29b. Did you supplement these other sources of information with local initiatives (i.e., purchasing real-time labor market information, surveying employers, partnering with the economic development agency, etc.)?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Selected OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION for Q29 Yes . Data Not Reported
  No . Data Not Reported
  Don't know 2.5 0.1, 13.5

29c. Why did you use local initiatives to identify available jobs?

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1. Local initiatives provided more useful information about available jobs in our local area than other sources of information (i.e., state job banks, online job postings, and job vacancy surveys)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q29 or YES to Q29A or YES to Q29B Checked 52.3 45.4, 59.2
  Not Checked 47.7 40.8, 54.6

2. Local initiatives more accurately reflected the current needs of local employers than other sources of information (i.e., state job banks, online job postings, and job vacancy surveys)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q29 or YES to Q29A or YES to Q29B Checked 72.9 67.0, 78.8
  Not Checked 27.1 21.2, 33.0

3. Local initiatives provided more detailed information about available jobs (e.g., job description, required skills, or information about salary or work hours) than other sources of information (i.e., state job banks, online job postings, and job vacancy surveys)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q29 or YES to Q29A or YES to Q29B Checked 65.2 58.6, 71.7
  Not Checked 34.8 28.3, 41.4

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q29 or YES to Q29A or YES to Q29B Checked 7.0 3.3, 12.9
  Not Checked 93.0 87.1, 96.7

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q29 or YES to Q29A or YES to Q29B Checked 1.5 0.2, 5.4
  Not Checked 98.5 94.6, 99.8

29d. What was the other reason(s)?

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29e. To what extent did the information from local initiatives align with other sources of information about available jobs (i.e., state job banks, online job postings, and job vacancy surveys)?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q29C01 or Q29C03 Large extent 31.3 23.7, 38.8
  Moderate extent 56.3 48.1, 64.5
  Small extent 8.2 3.6, 15.7
  Not at all 0.0 0.0, 3.1
  Don't know 4.2 1.1, 10.5

29f. Which source of information more accurately reflected the current needs of employers in your area?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SMALL EXTENT or NOT AT ALL to Q29E Local initiatives . Data Not Reported
  Other sources of information (i.e. state job . Data Not Reported
  Don't know . Data Not Reported

30. In order to guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training, what source of information did staff in your local area primarily use to identify potential high-growth occupations in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Local initiatives (i.e., purchasing real-time labor market information, surveying employers, partnering with the economic development agency, etc.) 13.5 8.4, 20.1
  Information from the state labor market information office and the U.S. Department of Labor 30.9 25.0, 36.8
  We equally used local initiatives and information from the state labor market information office and the U.S. Department of Labor 55.0 48.4, 61.6
  Not applicable; we did not use information about potential high-growth occupations to guide participants toward training 0.0 0.0, 2.0
  Don't know 0.7 0.0, 3.7

30a. Did you supplement these local initiatives with information from the state labor market information office and the U.S. Department of Labor?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded LOCAL INITIATIVES to Q30 Yes . Data Not Reported
  No . Data Not Reported
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 13.9

30b. Did you supplement information from the state labor market information office and the U.S. Department of Labor with local initiatives (i.e., purchasing real-time labor market information, surveying employers, partnering with the economic development agency, etc.)?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Second Response Option to Q30 Yes 44.4 32.5, 56.3
  No 55.6 43.7, 67.5
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 6.6

30c. Why did you use local initiatives to identify potential high-growth occupations?

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1. Local initiatives provided more useful information about potential high-growth occupations in our local area than information from the state labor market information office and the U.S. Department of Labor

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q30 and Responded to Q30A or YES to Q30B Checked 52.6 45.5, 59.8
  Not Checked 47.4 40.2, 54.5

2. Local initiatives more accurately reflected the expected needs of local employers than information from the state labor market information office and the U.S. Department of Labor

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q30 and Responded to Q30A or YES to Q30B Checked 62.6 56.0, 69.1
  Not Checked 37.4 30.9, 44.0

3. Local initiatives provided more detailed information about the expected needs of local employers (e.g., hiring plans, skills needed for those jobs, hiring timeframe) than information from the state labor market information office and the U.S. Department of Labor

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q30 and Responded to Q30A or YES to Q30B Checked 70.2 63.6, 76.8
  Not Checked 29.8 23.2, 36.4

4. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q30 and Responded to Q30A or YES to Q30B Checked 5.9 2.4, 11.7
  Not Checked 94.1 88.3, 97.6

5. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q30 and Responded to Q30A or YES to Q30B Checked 0.8 0.0, 4.5
  Not Checked 99.2 95.5,100.0

30d. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

30e. To what extent did the information from local initiatives align with information from the state labor market information office and the U.S. Department of Labor?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded EQUALLY to Q30 and Checked Q30C01 or Q30C03 Large extent 21.5 13.8, 31.1
  Moderate extent 64.5 56.7, 72.4
  Small extent 6.4 2.4, 13.4
  Not at all 0.0 0.0, 3.1
  Don't know 7.5 3.1, 14.7

30f. Which source of information more accurately reflected the expected needs of employers in your area?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded SMALL EXTENT or NOT AT ALL to Q30 Local Initiatives . Data Not Reported
  Information from the state labor market office and the U.S. Department of Labor . Data Not Reported
  Do Not Know . Data Not Reported

31. What else do you think we should know about how the local initiatives you use to identify available jobs, potential high-growth occupations, and related skill requirements compare with other sources of labor market information?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

Part VI: Approaches for guiding participants toward training

32. In order to guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training in calendar year 2012, did your WIB have a policy to either require or encourage participants to conduct any of the following activities?

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32u1. Meet with case managers to discuss labor market information and training options

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes, it was required in the WIB policy 80.4 73.0, 86.5
  Yes, it was encouraged in the WIB policy 14.1 8.9, 20.9
  No, it was neither required nor encouraged in the WIB policy 4.8 2.0, 9.6
  Don't know 0.7 0.0, 3.8

32u2. Complete a skill assessment

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes, it was required in the WIB policy 78.4 70.9, 84.8
  Yes, it was encouraged in the WIB policy 18.3 12.5, 25.6
  No, it was neither required nor encouraged in the WIB policy 2.6 0.7, 6.6
  Don't know 0.7 0.0, 3.7

32u3. Complete an occupational interest inventory

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes, it was required in the WIB policy 62.3 56.0, 68.6
  Yes, it was encouraged in the WIB policy 29.4 23.4, 35.4
  No, it was neither required nor encouraged in the WIB policy 6.9 3.4, 12.3
  Don't know 1.4 0.2, 4.9

32u4. Demonstrate aptitude in an area

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes, it was required in the WIB policy 52.3 45.7, 58.9
  Yes, it was encouraged in the WIB policy 34.3 27.9, 40.6
  No, it was neither required nor encouraged in the WIB policy 9.3 5.1, 15.3
  Don't know 4.1 1.5, 8.8

32u5. Gather information about the occupation for which they want training

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes, it was required in the WIB policy 67.9 61.8, 74.1
  Yes, it was encouraged in the WIB policy 21.7 15.3, 29.2
  No, it was neither required nor encouraged in the WIB policy 8.5 4.5, 14.2
  Don't know 1.9 0.4, 5.6

32u6. Other

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes, it was required in the WIB policy 40.9 26.6, 56.3
  Yes, it was encouraged in the WIB policy 4.1 0.5, 14.5
  No, it was neither required nor encouraged in the WIB policy 17.1 7.6, 31.1
  Don't know 37.9 24.0, 53.4

32a. What was the other approach(es)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

32b. Which one of these approaches do you believe is the most effective for helping WIA participants obtain employment?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Meeting with case managers to discuss labor market information and training options 29.6 23.6, 35.7
  Completing a skill assessment 4.1 1.5, 8.7
  Completing an occupational interest inventory 0.6 0.0, 3.7
  Demonstrating aptitude in an area 2.3 0.5, 6.2
  Gathering information about the occupation for which they want training 6.4 3.0, 11.6
  All approaches we use are equally effective 55.5 48.9, 62.1
  Other 1.5 0.2, 5.0

33. What else do you think we should know about the approaches your local area uses to guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

Part VII: Challenges in guiding participants toward training

34. How much of a challenge, if at all, were each of the following issues for your local area in guiding WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training in calendar year 2012?

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Challenges pertaining to training providers

34u1. Difficulty finding training providers who offered the right type of training

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 7.0 3.4, 12.5
  Moderate challenge 26.9 20.9, 32.8
  Minor challenge 31.8 25.6, 37.9
  Not a challenge 34.3 28.1, 40.6
  No opinion/ Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.0

34u2. Difficulty finding training providers who offered training at convenient times of the day for participants

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 6.7 3.2, 12.0
  Moderate challenge 21.9 15.5, 29.5
  Minor challenge 44.9 38.2, 51.5
  Not a challenge 25.9 20.0, 31.7
  No opinion/ Don't know 0.7 0.0, 3.8

34u3. Difficulty finding training providers who offered training at convenient times of the year for participants (i.e. participants had to wait for the start of a new semester to enroll in training)

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 15.3 9.9, 22.1
  Moderate challenge 31.7 25.5, 37.9
  Minor challenge 37.1 30.7, 43.4
  Not a challenge 16.0 10.5, 22.9
  No opinion/ Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.0

34u4. Difficulty finding training providers who had enough slots for all of the participants who wanted training

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 6.8 3.3, 12.2
  Moderate challenge 22.4 15.9, 30.1
  Minor challenge 33.5 27.4, 39.7
  Not a challenge 36.5 30.1, 43.0
  No opinion/ Don't know 0.7 0.0, 3.8

34u5. Difficulty finding training providers who could quickly adapt their curricula to the changing needs of employers

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 26.0 20.2, 31.7
  Moderate challenge 36.1 29.9, 42.3
  Minor challenge 13.4 8.3, 20.0
  Not a challenge 21.3 15.0, 28.8
  No opinion/ Don't know 3.3 1.1, 7.7

Challenges pertaining to costs

34u6. The cost of training in certain fields was above the ITA limit set by the state or local board

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 12.7 7.7, 19.1
  Moderate challenge 41.1 34.5, 47.6
  Minor challenge 30.4 24.4, 36.4
  Not a challenge 13.8 8.7, 20.5
  No opinion/ Don't know 2.1 0.4, 5.9

Challenges pertaining to participants

34u7. Participants lacked the basic skills necessary to participate in training

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 21.8 15.4, 29.4
  Moderate challenge 44.6 38.0, 51.2
  Minor challenge 28.6 22.7, 34.6
  Not a challenge 4.2 1.6, 8.9
  No opinion/ Don't know 0.8 0.0, 3.9

34u8. Participants lived too far away from training providers to participate in training

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 6.1 2.8, 11.3
  Moderate challenge 28.9 22.8, 34.9
  Minor challenge 46.3 39.7, 52.9
  Not a challenge 18.7 12.8, 26.0
  No opinion/ Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.0

34u9. Participants lacked financial or work supports (e.g., child care or transportation) that would enable them to participate in training

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 22.7 16.2, 30.4
  Moderate challenge 44.2 37.6, 50.8
  Minor challenge 29.1 23.1, 35.1
  Not a challenge 4.0 1.5, 8.6
  No opinion/ Don't know 0.0 0.0, 2.0

34u10. Participants were not interested in the jobs available or the training case managers tried to guide them toward

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 5.4 2.4, 10.4
  Moderate challenge 26.2 20.4, 32.1
  Minor challenge 40.2 33.7, 46.6
  Not a challenge 26.2 20.4, 32.0
  No opinion/ Don't know 2.0 0.4, 5.8

34u11. Employers offered low wages that participants were not willing to accept

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 12.6 7.7, 19.1
  Moderate challenge 33.2 26.9, 39.4
  Minor challenge 37.9 31.5, 44.4
  Not a challenge 12.9 7.9, 19.4
  No opinion/ Don't know 3.4 1.1, 7.8

Data challenges

34u12. Industry/occupational projections of potential high-growth occupations from the state labor market information office did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 5.7 2.5, 10.8
  Moderate challenge 32.9 26.7, 39.1
  Minor challenge 30.2 24.2, 36.2
  Not a challenge 28.2 22.3, 34.2
  No opinion/ Don't know 3.0 0.9, 7.2

34u13. Other challenges

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Major challenge 10.0 3.8, 20.2
  Moderate challenge 11.2 4.6, 21.8
  Minor challenge 3.1 0.3, 10.9
  Not a challenge 11.2 4.6, 21.8
  No opinion/ Don't know 64.6 51.4, 76.3

34a. What was the other challenge(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

35. Did any of these challenges negatively affect your ability to guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes 38.3 31.8, 44.7
  No 56.9 50.3, 63.4
  Don't know 4.8 2.0, 9.7

35a. How did this challenge (or challenges) negatively affect your ability to guide WIA participants toward training?

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1. We guided fewer participants toward training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35 Checked 56.0 45.5, 66.6
  Not Checked 44.0 33.4, 54.5

2. We guided fewer participants toward their first choice of training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35 Checked 33.1 21.1, 47.0
  Not Checked 66.9 53.0, 78.9

3. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35 Checked 21.6 11.7, 34.7
  Not Checked 78.4 65.3, 88.3

35b. As a result of guiding fewer participants toward training, did fewer participants gain employment?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Checked Q35A01 Yes . Data Not Reported
  No . Data Not Reported
  Don't know . Data Not Reported

35d. Were there some challenges that contributed most to this result?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded to Q35A Yes 77.6 64.3, 87.7
  No 13.0 5.4, 24.8
  Don't know 9.5 3.2, 20.5

35e. What challenge(s) contributed the most?

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1. Difficulty finding training providers who offered the right type training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 22.9 11.5, 38.2
  Not Checked 77.1 61.8, 88.5

2. Difficulty finding training providers who offered training at convenient times of the day for participants

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 22.8 11.4, 38.1
  Not Checked 77.2 61.9, 88.6

3. Difficulty finding training providers who offered training at convenient times of the year for participants (i.e. participants had to wait for the start of a new semester to enroll in training)

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 25.0 13.1, 40.5
  Not Checked 75.0 59.5, 86.9

4. Difficulty finding training providers who had enough slots for all of the participants who wanted training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 16.0 6.6, 30.4
  Not Checked 84.0 69.6, 93.4

5. Difficulty finding training providers who could quickly adapt their curricula to the changing needs of employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 30.5 17.4, 46.4
  Not Checked 69.5 53.6, 82.6

6. The cost of training in certain fields was above the ITA limit set by the state or local board

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

7. Participants lacked the basic skills necessary to participate in training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 47.0 35.0, 59.0
  Not Checked 53.0 41.0, 65.0

8. Participants lived too far away from training providers to participate in training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 31.8 18.4, 47.7
  Not Checked 68.2 52.3, 81.6

9. Participants lacked financial or work supports (e.g., child care or transportation) that would enable them to participate in training

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 43.7 31.9, 55.5
  Not Checked 56.3 44.5, 68.1

10. Participants were not interested in the jobs available or the training case managers tried to guide them toward

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 25.3 13.3, 40.9
  Not Checked 74.7 59.1, 86.7

11. Employers offered low wages that participants were not willing to accept

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 30.4 17.3, 46.3
  Not Checked 69.6 53.7, 82.7

12. Industry/occupational projections of potential high-growth occupations from the state labor market information office did not reflect the expected needs of local employers

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 20.2 9.6, 35.3
  Not Checked 79.8 64.7, 90.4

13. Other challenges

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q35D Checked 19.0 8.6, 33.8
  Not Checked 81.0 66.2, 91.4

35f. What were the other challenges?

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36. What else do you think we should know about the challenges your local area faces in guiding WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

Part VIII: Local economic conditions

Please indicate whether your local workforce area experienced any of these conditions in calendar year 2012.

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37. Did employers in your local area have difficulty filling jobs in certain occupations in calendar year 2012?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes 80.4 73.0, 86.5
  No 12.2 7.4, 18.6
  Don't know 7.4 3.7, 12.9

37a. Do you know what these occupations were?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37 Yes 93.5 87.5, 97.2
  No 6.5 2.8, 12.5

37b. What is the reason that you don't know what these occupations were?

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1. Our local area does not collect data on which jobs employers have difficulty filling

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q37A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q37A Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

37c. What is the other reason?

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What were these occupations and does your WIB consider them to be high-growth in your local area? You may list up to five occupations. If jobs in more than five occupations were difficult to fill, please list the five that were, to the best of your knowledge, the most difficult to fill.

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37d. What were these occupations?

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37d2. Does your WIB consider this occupation to be high-growth in your local area?

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___ Yes ___ No ___ Do Not Know

37e. Did employers try to fill these jobs using American Job Centers in your local area?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37A Yes 80.5 71.8, 87.5
  No 5.0 1.7, 10.9
  Don't know 14.5 8.5, 22.5

Which of the following were reasons that your local area had difficulty helping employers fill these jobs?

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37fu1. WIA participants lacked the relevant work experience, education, or training credentials needed for these jobs

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37E A reason 94.5 87.4, 98.3
  Not a reason 5.5 1.7, 12.6
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 3.5

37fu2. WIA participants did not have the basic skills to participate in the type of training that employers needed

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37E A reason 67.3 59.2, 75.4
  Not a reason 28.2 18.9, 39.0
  Don't know 4.5 1.2, 11.4

37fu3. WIA participants were not interested in training for these occupations

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37E A reason 43.6 35.2, 52.0
  Not a reason 54.2 45.8, 62.6
  Don't know 2.2 0.2, 8.1

37fu4. WIA participants were unwilling to accept the wages employers offered

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37E A reason 37.0 28.6, 45.4
  Not a reason 59.4 50.9, 67.9
  Don't know 3.6 0.7, 10.0

37fu5. WIA participants were unwilling to accept the working conditions employers offered (e.g., hours, job security, promotion potential)

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37E A reason 28.1 18.9, 39.0
  Not a reason 68.6 60.6, 76.6
  Don't know 3.3 0.6, 9.6

37fu6. We were unable to train enough workers to meet employers' needs

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37E A reason 66.1 57.9, 74.4
  Not a reason 33.9 25.6, 42.1
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 3.5

37fu7. We had difficulty finding training providers who offered the type of training that employers needed

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37E A reason 27.1 18.0, 37.9
  Not a reason 71.8 60.9, 81.0
  Don't know 1.1 0.0, 6.5

37fu8. Employers were unable or unwilling to provide on-the-job training for participants who did not have the credentials they needed

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37E A reason 58.6 50.1, 67.2
  Not a reason 35.7 27.3, 44.1
  Don't know 5.7 1.8, 13.0

37fu9. Other

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded YES to Q37E A reason . Data Not Reported
  Not a reason 13.8 3.9, 31.7
  Don't know . Data Not Reported

37g. What was the other reason(s)?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

37h. Why did employers not try to fill these jobs using American Job Centers in your local area?

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1. Employers sought workers with higher skills than WIA participants typically have

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q37E Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

2. Other

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Who Responded NO to Q37E Checked . Data Not Reported
  Not Checked . Data Not Reported

37i. What was the other reason(s)?

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38. What else do you think we should know about the economic conditions in your local area and any related challenges?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

39. Are employment prospects greater outside your state than inside your state?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All State Respondents Yes . Data Not Reported
  No . Data Not Reported
  Don't know . Data Not Reported

39as. To what extent do case managers in American Job Centers guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training for jobs outside of the state?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those States Who Responded YES to Q39S Large extent . Data Not Reported
  Moderate extent . Data Not Reported
  Small extent . Data Not Reported
  No extent . Data Not Reported
  Don't know . Data Not Reported

39ns. Are employment prospects greater outside your local workforce investment area than inside your local area?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Non-State Respondents Yes 50.2 43.6, 56.9
  No 41.1 34.5, 47.7
  Don't know 8.7 4.6, 14.6

39ans. Where are these employment prospects located?

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1. In neighboring areas in our state

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Non-State Local Area WIBs Who Responded YES to Q39NS Checked 78.7 67.3, 87.5
  Not Checked 21.3 12.5, 32.7

2. In non-neighboring areas in our state

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Non-State Local Area WIBs Who Responded YES to Q39NS Checked 42.5 33.3, 51.7
  Not Checked 57.5 48.3, 66.7

3. Outside of our state

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Non-State Local Area WIBs Who Responded YES to Q39NS Checked 47.0 37.6, 56.4
  Not Checked 53.0 43.6, 62.4

4. Don't know

  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Non-State Local Area WIBs Who Responded YES to Q39NS Checked 2.6 0.3, 9.5
  Not Checked 97.4 90.5, 99.7

39bns. To what extent do case managers in American Job Centers guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training for jobs in neighboring areas in the state?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Non-State WIBs Who Checked IN NEIGHBORING AREAS OF STATE for Q39ANS Large extent 8.6 2.8, 19.2
  Moderate extent 53.9 43.2, 64.5
  Small extent 30.6 19.0, 44.4
  No extent 6.9 1.9, 17.0
  Don't know 0.0 0.0, 5.2

39cns. To what extent do case managers in American Job Centers guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training for jobs in non-neighboring areas in the state?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Non-State WIBs Who Checked IN NON-NEIGHBORING AREAS OF STATE for Q39ANS Large extent 3.5 0.1, 17.8
  Moderate extent . Data Not Reported
  Small extent . Data Not Reported
  No extent 10.3 2.2, 27.3
  Don't know 7.2 0.9, 23.1

39dns. To what extent do case managers in American Job Centers guide WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker participants toward training for jobs outside of the state?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
Of Those Non-State WIBs Who Checked OUTSIDE OF OUR STATE for Q39ANS Large extent 0.0 0.0, 8.7
  Moderate extent . Data Not Reported
  Small extent . Data Not Reported
  No extent . Data Not Reported
  Don't know 11.1 2.9, 26.9

40. What else do you think we should know about employment prospects outside your local area and training for these jobs?

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Responses to open-ended questions are not presented in this product.

Part IX: Contact information

41. What is the name, title, phone number and email address for the person who primarily completed this questionnaire? We might contact this person if we have follow-up questions.

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41u1. Name:

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41u2. Title:

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41u3. Phone:

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41u4. E-mail:

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Submit your responses to GAO

42. This completes our survey. Are you ready to submit your final completed survey to GAO?

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  Question
Choices
Estimated
Percentage
95 Percent
Confidence Interval
All Respondents Yes, my survey is complete. We will not use 73.3 68.3, 78.4
  No, my survey is not yet complete. 26.7 21.6, 31.7

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