Workforce Recovery Planning

PSRC completed a Workforce Recovery Planning Project designed to provide actionable regional labor market information to a broad array of stakeholders on in-demand industries and occupations and related training programs in the region.

The project was informed by stakeholder interviews held across industry groups, community and technical colleges, workforce development councils and worker advocate/labor unions. The findings helped to identify four key industries showing high demand for workers over the next decade: construction, manufacturing, healthcare, and information. The final report identifies challenges and opportunities for increasing the talent pool diversity in these industries as well as including recommendations to increase access among underrepresented groups.

The project also identified a set of twelve occupations in the four industries that provide growing career opportunities, with strong wages for workers in the region.

View the full report.

Workforce Recovery Occupational Profiles

  1. Buyers and Purchasing Agents
  2. Sales Managers
  3. Logisticians
Information Technology
  1. Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
  2. Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers
  3. Computer User Support Specialists
  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Medical Assistants
  3. Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
  1. Construction Managers
  2. Carpenters
  3. Construction Laborers