Video: 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report Presentation by Alan Spell

By on September 7, 2017
2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report Presentation by Alan Spell

Alan Spell, Research Manager at the Missouri Department of Economic Development (MERIC), presents the findings of the 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce Report. Alan summarizes our new research on the St. Louis economy, including an analysis of available governmental data and our exclusive employer survey on hiring and workforce issues focusing particular attention on middle skill jobs, those that require education or training beyond high school but not a four-year degree.

Topics discussed include Why Middle Skills?, National Job Market is Tight, Midwest Job Openings Up – Hiring Down, St. Louis Economy, Past Year St. Louis Hiring, Future St. Louis Hiring Plans, St. Louis Job Expansion Barriers, Functional Area Staffing, Functional Area Skill Shortages, Functional Area Skill Shortages – Effective Rate, Skill Levels Needed to Meet Shortages, Top Middle Skills Job Advertisements, Top In-Demand Middle Skills from Job Ads, Top 10 Job Applicant Shortcomings, Importance of Shortcomings, How do Employers Respond to Skill Shortages?, Entry-Level Opportunities, Most Important Factor for Job Advancement, and Research Summary.

For more information, or to download the full report, please visit

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