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2014 Skills Gap Task Force Recommendations

Based on the 2014 Employer Needs Survey, the N.C. Commission on Workforce Development created a set of recommendations for narrowing the skills gap in North Carolina.

2014 Employer Needs Survey

The N.C. Commission on Workforce Development requested a survey of businesses to find out why employers have a hard time filling positions. The 2014 Employer Needs Survey includes feedback from nearly 800 businesses, with an emphasis on manufacturers.

Measuring the Performance of North Carolina's Workforce Development System: A First Look

The N.C. Commission on Workforce Development has released its analysis of the performance of the state’s workforce development system. This report meets the requirements of Session Law 2012-131, which required the commission to develop, continuously improve, and report on performance measures for the workforce system. After extensive stakeholder work, staff developed core measures to provide a common framework to analyze the performance of the state’s diverse workforce development programs.

Putting North Carolina Back to Work

(Report; Video)

The N.C. Commission on Workforce Development has released a video and report, highlighting ARRA-funded workforce development programs and the citizens who, during the recession, received training and career development assistance. These citizens now have an enhanced quality of life, exemplified in newfound employment.

One-Stop System Mystery Shopper Initiative (Final Report)

The Mystery Shopper Initiative was an assessment strategy that provided a neutral and objective understanding of what’s happening at the front-line touch-points within the Career Center system.  The purpose of the initiative was to assess the current state of the one-stop system in order to establish baseline criteria for future improvement.

WIA Annual Reports

The PY2014 WIA Annual Report is available to view and download. To view previous reports, beginning with the year 2000, refer to WIA Annual Report Archives.

State of the Workforce Reports

The North Carolina State of the Workforce Report projects the state's labor market demand and supply during the next decade. The report identifies several key issues that will likely arise given current trends and if there are no major economic shifts.

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