A Publication of WTVP

The Central Illinois Workforce Development Board recognizes that current, comprehensive local labor market information is the foundation for successful workforce and economic development. Labor markets and local economies can change rapidly. To have a better understanding of these changes and to make informed and successful decisions, the board and the City of Peoria Workforce Development Department recently worked with ERISS, Inc. to conduct a major labor market study of local businesses in Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford counties. 

Throughout February and March, Katrina Rewerts, Talent Force 21 coordinator, worked with ERISS to contact 3,657 employers with five or more employees. Of those 3,657 employers, 38.15 percent-or 1,395-completed the labor market survey.

Brief highlights of the survey’s findings are outlined below.

This information is valuable to central Illinois because it begins to highlight some of the workforce changes this community will be facing over the next five to 10 years. IBI