The recent national focus on workers’ economic mobility and tangible career prospects is as vivid for Detroiters as it is for the rest of the nation. 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 CSW’s latest Detroit focused report, Detroit’s Untapped Talent: Jobs and On-Ramps Needed.
Developed as part of JPMorgan Chase’s $100 million commitment to the city’s economic recovery, this report is the first of a two-part series detailing the findings from research conducted by CSW. It includes information about the complexities of Detroit’s resident labor pool, Detroit’s industry mix, and the mix of jobs and skills needed for the city to prosper. The second report (to be released in early 2016) provides an overview of Detroit’s workforce system infrastructure and capacity – a view essential to understanding how talent supply and demand work together in the city.