The Northeast Missouri Development Partnership has retained the Growth Services Group, a national labor market research consulting firm, to administer a local household phone survey. The phone survey will be conducted by Answer Net a large national call center. The goal of the survey is to identify the available labor force at the local or regional level by type, education, experience, skills, costs, and under what conditions would be available for employment.
This area of research, from the household survey, reflects the views and perspective of workers and non-employed from age 18 through 64 and represents the supply side of the workforce. The findings reflect both the current and desired work opportunities of the Available and the Underemployed component of the workforce. This data complements public data sources since it only reflects a component of the total workforce.
According to NMDP Chairman Mark Grieshaber, participating in the survey is very important. Grieshaber went on to add, “The results from the survey will assist International Site Selectors and Existing Business Leaders as they evaluate the area’s human resource assets for “Underemployment, Available Skills, and Desired Wages,” thus allowing potential employers to match their labor needs or demand with our local area’s labor supply.”
According to Grieshaber, It is the Northeast Missouri Development Partnership’s mission to attract quality businesses to the region from around the world, and to maintain foundational efforts to improve the region’s competitiveness.
Developed in 2008, the Northeast Missouri Development Partnership represents cities, counties and organizations in the Northeast Missouri region. The main purpose of NMDP is to create jobs and increase the capital investment of the region. NMDP continues to have a definite presence on the regional, state, and national level with an emphasis on marketing the region to prospective new industry, networking, economic development, education, and providing a common voice on issues that affect the region. For more information, visit the organization’s website at http://missourinortheast.com/.