The 'in-demand' designation is intended to help focus job training resources and investments in a way that is responsive to employment demand. We score occupations on a range of labor market dimensions to determine which may be the most promising and best aligned with workforce development goals.
Section 134(d) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) requires administering agencies to provide information about in-demand occupations to jobseekers at one-stop centers to guide their career decision-making and use occupational information to determine eligibility for Individual Training Grants in New York City. At the request of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the New York City Workforce Investment Board (WIB), NYCLMIS reviewed the methods in current use and recommended a revised methodology.
This work was initially performed in the latter half of 2009, and the revised method was formally adopted by the WIB. The method is outlined in this summary. Also included is the complete list of the latest in-demand occupations.