OurFutureWorkforce.org website is designed to help you understand the 12-county Bay Area region’s labor market needs for a targeted group of middle-skills occupations. Middle-skills occupations are defined as those that require more than a high school education but less than a four-year degree. Comparing labor market data (demand) supplied by Emsi, which is pulled from the Department of Labor and other sources, to community college data (supply) from the Centers of Excellence, you see a snapshot of the demand for talent vs. the supply of the talent, occupation by occupation. Then each occupation is further explored through job trends, assessments, and direct feedback from an “Occupational Council” of employers who are hiring for that specific occupation in the Bay Area. If you’d like to join or start an occupational council for a job that you hire for, please contact the Bay Area Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a member of an occupational council, please register and login to respond directly to questions posed by students and educators about your hiring needs.
Definitions & Helpful Hints
- Job Market: The number of employees currently employed in a specific occupation + the number of current job openings for that occupation
- Job Numbers Displayed in Bubbles: The number of current job openings for that occupation
- Talent Over Supply vs. Talent Under Supply: Negative or positive number showing whether the occupation is oversupplied (positive number) or undersupplied (negative number). If an occupation is oversupplied, it has higher supply than demand. If an occupation is undersupplied, it has lower supply than demand.
- Bubble Size: The size of the bubbles correlates to the size of the job market for that specific occupation. The job market is the number of employees currently employed in the occupation + the number of current job openings for that occupation
- Bubble Color: The color of the bubbles correlates to the talent over supply vs. talent under supply. If there is higher supply than demand for a specific occupation, its bubble will be in the blue range. If there is higher demand than supply for a specific occupation, its bubble will be in the red range. If there is alignment of supply and demand for a specific occupation, its bubble will be grey.