As part of JPMorgan Chase’s $100 million commitment to the city’s economic recovery, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce was engaged by JPMorgan Chase in November 2014 to undertake a research effort to create a workforce system “map” which would inform a comprehensive and data-driven understanding of Detroit’s workforce development assets, opportunities, and challenges. The results of this research are contained in two briefs published in 2016: Detroit’s Untapped Talent: Jobs and On-Ramps Needed and Detroit’s Untapped Talent: Partnerships and Pathways for Success.
The reports looked at variety of indicators that measure the health of the workforce ecosystem. Employment growth and a lower unemployment rate are important indicators of increasing opportunity and prosperity for workers and job seekers.
As we continue to support the revitalization of Detroit, we plan to occasionally update a few of those indicators and share data on some new ones. In doing so, we can begin to identify promising practices in Detroit that support and sustain a shift toward stronger job growth and employment opportunities for Detroit residents.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DATA UPDATE JULY 2016!