The Labor Market Statistics Center conducts custom hiring needs surveys for Florida’s workforce partners using methods developed and approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The current methodology collects:
- vacancy information by occupation,
- full time/part time seasonal/temporary status,
- license/certification requirements,
- educational requirements,
- experience requirements, and
- benefits offered.
Custom questions have been developed for future hiring needs and changing skills requirements. Other custom questions can be included on a fee basis.
The surveys use a weighted probability sample which places minimal burden on local employers while maximizing the usability of the data collected. Computer Assisted Telephone Inquiry (CATI) is used for data collection. Surveys can be customized for selected industry clusters or individual industries as specified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) system. Survey response rates above 65 percent are a contract requirement. Survey results are available two months after data collection ends.
Job Vacancy/Hiring Needs Survey data provide a timely snapshot of occupational demand in local areas. Hiring needs custom surveys are conducted as requested as a cost reimbursable grant. Most of the fee is for the data collection with some minimal charges for sample selection, survey monitoring, and estimates.