ERIC Number: ED280520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Project Employment Report: A Labor Market Needs Assessment of Santa Cruz County.
McDougall, Kay; Giallo, Joseph
In September 1986, a comprehensive labor market survey of Santa Cruz County, California, was conducted by Cabrillo College to assess the employment and training needs of business leaders in the county. Questionnaires mailed to 428 randomly selected businesses and services yielded the following findings: (1) the service and retail industries were expected to experience the greatest amount of growth; (2) job opportunities were projected to occur most frequently in the areas of service, clerical and office, and labor; (3) job openings as a result of retirements and replacements were not seen as an important source for employment opportunities; (4) the increasing numbers of women and minorities in the workforce were seen as having specific training needs; (5) small businesses which had operated for 6 or more years in Santa Cruz County demonstrated the greatest employment and training needs; (6) businesses expressed the need for short-term, on-site training programs, which would be flexible to their immediate employment and training needs; and (7) employers expressed satisfaction with the supplemental education provided by community colleges and adult education programs. The survey instruments are appended. (LAL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Demand Occupations, Economic Climate, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Needs Assessment, Occupational Surveys, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA.