July 16, 2018
At a Glance
Communities across the US are working to rebuild their economies and seeing signs of success, but persistent challenges remain. These reports on the New Skills at Work initiative offer specific steps to develop career pathways systems.
Reports developed by Jobs for the Future for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Communities across the United States are working to rebuild their economies and seeing signs of success, but persistent challenges remain. Millions of Americans remain unemployed, while employers in key sectors can’t find workers with the skills they need. Helping people develop the skills to start family-supporting careers in high-demand industries is the key both to individual financial security and regional economic strength.
The $250 million New Skills at Work initiative, created and funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co., is a five-year effort to help metro regions build workforce training systems that better align with the needs of local employers and job seekers. As a national partner, Jobs for the Future is developing a series of reports examining the labor market in nine U.S. cities and providing data-driven solutions to help prepare youth and adults for careers in high-demand, middle-skill occupations.
These reports offer specific steps that regional policymakers, community colleges, training providers, and employers can take to develop a demand-driven system of career pathways that will fill these critical middle-skill jobs, strengthen economies, and increase economic mobility for local residents.
Los Angeles Skills Gap
The Los Angeles report focuses on the health care and global trade & logistics sectors.
San Francisco Skills Gap
This report reveals that the San Francisco Bay Area has rebounded from the recession with robust job growth and low unemployment, a highly educated workforce and thriving large employers.
Chicago Skills Gap
The Chicago metropolitan region’s economy is gaining momentum and is soon projected to recover all jobs lost over the previous decade. This report analyzes regional labor market information and finds that nearly 28,000 new well-paying middle-skill jobs are projected to open up in the Chicago region every year through 2019.
Detroit Skills Gap
The Detroit report reveals that, after suffering severe job losses from the decline of the auto industry and feeling the effects of the city’s bankruptcy, the regional economy is stabilizing and employment is growing again.
Columbus Skills Gap
The Columbus report focuses on the health care and insurance sectors.
Dallas Skills Gap
The Dallas report focuses on health care and information technology sectors.
Houston Skills Gap
The Houston report focuses on the petrochemical and commercial/industrial construction industries.
Miami Skills Gap
The Miami report focuses on increasing opportunities in the information technology and trade & logistics sectors
New York Skills Gap
The New York City report reveals the increasing opportunities for middle-skill jobseekers in the health care and technology sectors.