Workforce Data Collaborative
What is the Workforce Data Collaborative?
The Greenville Chamber, Greenville Area Development Corporation, Appalachian Council of Governments and SC Works of the Greater Upstate convened in Spring 2018 to form the Workforce Data Collaborative to collect and analyze data to examine barriers to workforce participation and availability and opportunities to enhance participation. Analysis from the studies is shared with business leaders and policymakers to inform administrative, regulatory or policy changes to enhance workforce participation.
The WDC identified four major barriers to employment, including:
- Child care
- Criminal records
Who's Being Surveyed?
Key employment centers identified through employer feedback, include the downtown area (29601), Brookfield/Mauldin and the Donaldson/SCTAC area.
How Will the Data Be Used?
The analysis is shared with business leaders and policymakers to inform administrative, regulatory or policy changes to enhance workforce participation and availability.
How Can I Help?
Participate in applicable surveys as they become available and help spread the word. For more information, call us at 864-242-1050.
SCTAC/Donaldson Workforce Survey: Findings Coming Soon!
The Workforce Data Collaborative's previous survey initiatives:
Brookfield/Mauldin Workforce Survey
Downtown Area (29601) Transportation Survey
Transportation is commonly reported by employers and employees alike as the number one challenge in connecting workers with jobs. We collected input to guide our efforts in removing barriers to workforce participation.
Takeaways from July 16th Meeting: