Existing Workforce Development Needs

The Cayuga Economic Development Agency and Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, along with our county's workforce and training partners, would like to better understand the workforce development needs of Cayuga County employers. This information will help us to determine training gaps and identify areas for possible new programming. Thank you for taking the time to help us in this effort. Should you have any questions regarding this survey, feel free to reach out to Tracy Verrier at tverrier@cayugaeda.org or 315-252-3500.

* 1. Please select the industry that best describes your organization (choose one):

* 2. Are you a not-for-profit organization?

* 3. How many employees do you have?

* 4. How long does it normally take your business to fill an open position?

* 5. Do the applicants you hire typically possess the full range of skills you require for the job you are filling?

* 6. How many qualified applicants do you typically get per job posting?

* 7. Select the occupation categories below that include the top 3 jobs you have difficulty providing training for (see https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm for full lists of occupations within these categories).

* 8. Why do you have difficulty providing training for these jobs? (Check all that apply)

* 9. Where do most of your qualified applicants come from? (You may select more than one choice if appropriate.)

* 10. Please rank the top five sources listed below for effectiveness of candidate referrals over the last two years (1 being the most effective). Check N/A for any that you have not used.

* 11. Do you utilize employee leasing services or temporary staffing services?

* 12. Do you employ interns or co-ops?

* 13. Do you have training needs for your current employees?

* 14. Do your employees require any of the training listed below. Check all that apply. Add training that may be required that is not listed.

* 15. Do you provide skill training in-house beyond safety and job orientation? If so, list 2-3 examples of the type of training you provide. If not, please enter a brief statement on why not.

* 16. If you rely upon outside resources to provide training to your current employees, please check those listed below that you have used over the last 5 years.

* 18. If training were provided by a third party in the following areas, which would you be the most likely to send employees to (select all that apply):

* 19. Have you identified or projected your employment requirements for the next 12-24 months?

* 20. How many openings do you project in the next 12-24 months? Consider openings for both growth and replacements as employees leave your workforce for various reasons.

* 21. Do you project any difficulty sourcing qualified applicants for your projected openings?

* 23. How many openings do you normally have annually?

* 24. Please identify your top two or three business concerns; for example, energy, capital, workforce training, recruiting qualified applicants, sales, etc.

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