Job Sector Survey: a valuable tool to measure successPosted by heather on January 18, 2013
At our Economic Forecast Conference last week, EDC President Jeff Marcell mentioned a critical tool measure the successes and challenges we share in the business community. That tool is the Puget Sound’s annual Job Sector Survey (JSS). The EDC is a lead sponsor of the JSS and we encourage you to fill it out and include your thoughts.
The JSS project was established by regional economic development organizations committed to providing elected public officials and policy makers with an on-the-ground assessment of the challenges and aspirations of all types of local employers. A full list of JSS project sponsors is listed below.
The survey is now in its third year. Last year, the survey received nearly 1,700 responses from 15 industry sectors. The results were reported in major news outlets and personally shared with policymakers at all levels of government— from city and county councils to the Washington State Legislature and the U.S. Senate. By taking the survey, your business will be part of the next JSS report.
We know business leaders in our community, like you, are very busy, but we encourage you to complete the JSS and be part of a collective voice for business. After you’re done, feel free to pass it on to other employers. More participants provide for better results.
The survey link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/job_sector_survey2012. Please note that all personal contact information will be kept confidential.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact JSS Coordinator George Allen.
More about the JSS: The 2012 survey is open to employers within a four-county region including King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The JSS is made possible by support from the Prosperity Partnership, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County, King County, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Pierce County Economic Development Department, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce,The Seattle Times and the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development.