Occupations in Demand
Each program year, Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDAs) are required to develop and continually update the list of occupations that are in-demand in their region and area. LWDA regional demand occupations should align with Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) priority occupations, where possible.
Each program year, LWDAs are required to develop sector-based workforce strategies that align with REDC priorities. Sector based workforce strategies build partnerships of businesses, training providers, community organizations, and other key stakeholders around specific industries to address the workforce needs of businesses and the training, employment, and career advancement needs of workers. The below LMI is designed to assist LWDAs in developing sector strategies that align with REDC priorities.
The New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Research and Statistics developed reports on industries identified as “significant industries” within each region of the Empire state. Significant industries were identified on the basis of job counts, wage levels, job growth and expected job growth based on industry employment projections. Please find your region's Significant Industries report below.
Developing and Implementing Sector Strategies Initiative
- Sector Strategies Self-Assessments: An assessment tool sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to assist local areas and regions in developing new sector strategies and maintaining current ones.
- Sector Strategies Implementation Framework: Created by the Employment and Training Administration to guide workforce organizations in more effectively operationalizing sector strategies.
Examples of Successful Sector Strategies Initiatives
- The Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers' Enterprise (FAME) is a public/private partnership of regional stakeholders that are dedicated to the growth and success of the workforce and businesses in the Finger Lakes' advanced manufacturing industry.
- Washington State's Centers of Excellence link business, industry, labor and the state’s educational systems to create a highly skilled and readily available workforce critical to the success of the state’s economy.
- The Northwest Michigan Agriculture and Food System Sector Alliance brings together stakeholders from the entire food system network to provide collaboration, planning and action.