The Richland-Crawford Workforce Development Board envisions a workforce development system that is customer-focused toward both the job seeker and business, and is able to anticipate and respond to the needs of regional economies.  In order to develop a strategic plan, the Board is requesting information from local businesses.  As part of the strategic planning process, business representation and input is welcome at every stage. The first step is to gather your feedback through a survey.  There will be additional opportunities to provide feedback over the next several months.  If you are interested in finding out how you can get involved further, please contact Teresa Alt at Teresa.alt@jfs.ohio.gov.
 
 

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* 2. What are your greatest workforce needs currently?

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* 3. How many employees do you have?

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* 4. What workforce needs do you predict over the next 1-3 years in the entry level or unskilled positions?  How many? 

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* 5. What Workforce needs do your predict over the next 1-3 years with skilled/certified positions?  Example: how many and what type of certifications?

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* 6. What workforce needs do you predict over the next 1-3 years with professional/administrative positions?  Example: how many and what type of education and experience?

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* 7. How many employees do you expect to retire in the next 1-3 years in the following areas?

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* 8. Do you anticipate employment growth beyond current employment level over the next 1-3 years in the following areas?

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* 9. Are you able to find qualified applicants when you need them?

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Entry level/unskilled positions
Skilled positions
Administrative/
Professional

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* 10. How do you recruit applicants?  What resources do you use for recruitment?  Check all that apply.

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* 11. What skills and knowledge do your applicants need to qualify for a position at your business?

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Less than high school diploma
High School Diploma
High School Diploma with industry credentials
College Degree

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* 12. What skills and knowledge do your current employees need to obtain a promotion or increase in pay?  For example, certification, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, etc.

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* 13. Do you have an internship or apprenticeship program?  If not, would you be interested in learning more about the benefits of such programs?

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* 14. What is your annual budget for employee professional development?

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* 15. How much have you invested in new equipment in the last three years?

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* 16. Have you enlarged your facility in the last three years?

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* 17. Do you plan to add equipment or enlarge facility over the next three years?

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* 18. What one issue do you recommend the Workforce Development Board focus its energy on in the next one to three years?

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* 19. How can the Workforce Development Board improve collaboration and communication with local, regional and/or state partners?

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* 20. How would you rate the overall level of service offered by the workforce development system in Richland and Crawford Counties?

 
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Don't know

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* 21. What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the workforce system?

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* 22. What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the education and training system?

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* 23. What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of the Ohio Means Jobs Centers?

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* 24. Would you participate in a two hour focus group or provide additional information to the Workforce Development Board?  Please provide contact information if you are interested. 

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to the Workforce Development Board.

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