Great Falls Montana Development Authority to Conduct Survey to Assess Area’s Workforce
The Great Falls Montana Development Authority has retained the Growth Services Group, a national workforce intelligence and consulting firm, to conduct a survey of area employers. The goal of the survey is to evaluate the area’s workforce from the employers’ perspective. The results will be used to identify and address workforce issues within the region and take steps to assure that the needs of the area employers are being met, both now and in the future.
Local employers will be asked to provide information about their employee base, including wages, salaries, benefits, commuting distances, skill levels and their experiences when hiring new workers. The results will be used as a part of an aggregate report and individual responses will remain confidential.
The survey will be sent to employers electronically, and it is designed to be user friendly and take approximately 30 minutes to complete. “We encourage all those receiving the survey to participate; higher participation rates will enable us to identify and address issues that are of importance to our employers” added Brett Doney, CEO/President of Great Falls Development Authority. Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) is a public-private partnership whose mission is to lead Great Falls economic development efforts to promote growth, diversification, and the creation of high wage jobs. The GFDA trade area includes 13 counties stretching from the Eastern slope of the Rockies to north to the Alberta border. For more information on the organization visit their website at http://www.gfdevelopment.org/