- The Elkhart-Goshen MSA was ranked #1 in Manufacturing for mid-sized MSAs! This is based on the Quarter 3 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics number of people employed in the industry.
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The Report is detailed with 110 positions including management, production, technology, health and transportation. Benefits information covers health insurance plans, costs, time off, retirement plans, financial incentives, training opportunities and child care assistance.
The collection of information from area businesses serves an important purpose. Local employers are provided with benchmark data on average wages and benefits for over 100 different occupations, resulting in a report that is one of their key resources when setting or negotiating wages and benefits. As with any survey, the quality of the report depends on the quality of the data submitted. Please help by answering all of the questions completely and accurately.
Leading the economic study is consulting firm enFocus, working in close partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County. As part of the larger study, the 2018 Employer Needs Assessment will survey organizations throughout Elkhart County to identify the needs of employers of varying sizes and industries. This county-wide assessment will help address current workforce realities and future employer needs, and track the needs of employers over time to align workforce development programs. For a deeper understanding of employer needs, the survey will ask questions from the following areas: general hiring practices, trending hiring difficulty, employee recruitment and retention, and attainment of skill needs. Responses from Elkhart County employers will provide insight into several research questions in these areas.
“The primary objective of our work is to use insight obtained from the assessment to design strategies that will assist in addressing imbalances that exist between labor demand, hiring, and retention to support organizations establishing, relocating, or expanding their operations in Elkhart County,” states Connor Ratycz, an enFocus Fellow working on the project.“ We are eager to see what the data analysis yields and, more importantly, gain a more comprehensive understanding of the extent to which Elkhart County businesses are experiencing hiring and retention difficulties, and the top reasons for such difficulties across industries.”
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This website and accompanying media campaign was created as a tool to help recruit workforce for our rapidly growing economy. It is but one response to our community’s labor shortage.
The website aggregates existing information on Jobs, Housing, Schools, and other community amenities to help a job seeker learn more about our great community. We are marketing Elkhart County to the job seeker and family. The site does not require additional input from your company. It aggregates existing databases such as Indeed.com, Monster.com, & CareerBuilder.com in such a way that bring focus to the opportunities available in Elkhart County.
Elkhartcountyworks.com is the foundation of the effort to bring workforce to Elkhart County. It is supported by an extensive Social and Traditional Media campaign strategically targeted to areas of high unemployment, which have recent job loss announcements, and/or have experienced natural disasters. A local concierge is available to answer questions about the community and potential employers. A soft launch of the website occurred this past weekend. A video outlining five reasons to move to Elkhart County was posted on one person’s Facebook page. It was shared by two other Facebook users. By Monday morning over 600 substantive visits occurred to the website.
Our project partner is TaigMarks, Inc.. TaigMarks initiated a nationwide press release today. Please reach out to me if you have questions.
Mark A. Dobson, IOM, AE
President & CEO
The Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart Count
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Kruggel, Lawton & Company, LLC, a top 500 accounting, tax and business advisory firm, provided analysis of the data for the published report.
Report shares information for,
• 150+ positions, from CEO to housekeeping, in administrative, technical, sales, production, legal, medical.
• Benefits section summarizes costs, health care plans and options.
• Typical practices and policies for vacation, time off, retirement, training and incentives.
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