Wage & Labor Market Resources

WAGES:

Wage and employment estimates for the State, Metropolitan Areas, and Workforce Development Areas may now be viewed using the Wage Information Network(WIN). WIN is an interactive web product that will allow the user to view a greater range of wage data, including employment estimates, and entry and experienced wages. This site allows you to search for employment and wages by combinations of location, industry, or occupation. You can search either by name or by navigating though the tree at the left. http://www.texaswages.com/

LABOR MARKET PUBLICATION:

The Texas Labor Market Review is a monthly publication that provides current information and statistics about the Texas economy. Each issue contains a brief overview of the Texas labor market, an in-depth feature article, and employment figures important to the Texas economy.

ECONOMIC PROFILE:

The LMCI Department of the Texas Workforce Commission produces various kinds of monthly and quarterly profiles highlight the important features of different areas or industries.  The following Economic Profiles are currently available:

Assess the Texas Labor Market
Research Trends in Texas
Find Industry Information & Analysis
Explore Emerging and Evolving Occupations

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS:

The projected number of persons in the indicated region employed in this occupation in 2010. Since industry specialization varies, employment in this occupation may be concentrated within this industry or may be spread among several, many, or even all industries.Workers employed in identical occupations in the region represent a viable talent pool for firms seeking to locate, expand or retool operations in the same region. 2000-2010 Projections

The OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION NETWORK:

 O*NETTM database takes the place of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) as the nation’s primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database and related products will help millions of employers, workers, educators, and students make informed decisions about education, training, career choices, and work. The O*NET Project is administered and sponsored by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. http://online.onetcenter.org/

LABOR AVAILABILITY ESTIMATOR:

The supply of appropriately skilled workers to fill positions throughout its staffing pattern is critically important to any firm contemplating where to locate a new operation or expand an existing one. Labor Availability Estimator helps estimate the available supply of appropriately skilled workers in a region. http://www.texasindustryprofiles.com/apps/lae/index.asp

LABOR MARKET FAST FACTS:

Includes monthly employment estimates, occupational highlights, and economic profiles and analysis by county, MSA, and Workforce Development Area (WDA). http://www.tracer2.com/?PAGEID=67&SUBID=142

MONTHLY EMPLOYMENT/UNEMPLOYMENT DATA:

This data series is more concerned with the count of people working either by place of residence or place of employment. These figures are updated monthly and is available for statewide, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Workforce Development Areas (WDA), and by county and city. http://www.tracer2.com/?PAGEID=67&SUBID=142

Institute for Economic Development

The Institute for Economic Development (IED) provides ongoing consulting, training, technical, research and information services, in tandem with University-based assets and resources, and other state, federal and local agencies, to facilitate economic, community, and business development throughout South Texas and the Border Region.

Link:http://sasbdc.txsbdc.org/


South Texas Business Fund

The South Texas Business Fund (STBF) helps small businesses grow. Established by the City of San Antonio as a not for profit and self sustaining certified development company, its purpose: to provide guidance and lend money to small businesses so that jobs would be created and sustained, and the overall quality of the local economy would be improved. The STBF loan programs include:SBA 504,SBA Microloan,the EDA Revolving Loan Fund (RLF),Inner City Loan Fundand theBill Sinkin Loan FundPrograms.

Link:http://www.stbfund.com


CareerOneStop – Business Center

The CareerOneStop Business Center is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor to be a business source for hiring, training and retaining a strong workforce. Explore information on tax credits, worker training, hiring veterans, and much more.

Link:http://careeronestop.org/

To learn more about how to find better people for your business, contact a representative of the Workforce Solutions Alamo Business Services Group today at (210) 224-HELP (4357).