The North Carolina Military Business Center has partnered with Wake County Economic Development (WCED), a program of the Raleigh Chamber, the City of Raleigh, and Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWDB) and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and Cape Fear Collective to help disseminate the Regional Skills Analysis survey for 2020 to simultaneously launch the same survey in Southeastern North Carolina. The survey is being conducted by RTI International, an independent non-profit research institute.
The data from this survey will be used to develop programming to strengthen the pipeline. The main objectives are to:
  • Understand short and long-term hiring needs
  • Inform education providers of the current workforce needs
  • Provide current workforce information for policy makers
The Regional Skills Analysis survey aims to gain a better understanding of the current state of the local workforce, skill gaps, and trends in growth, hiring, and industries.
In 2017 (Wake County only focus), the first deployment of the survey, the data revealed several interesting data points and trends:
  • 73 percent of companies surveyed expect to grow in the next three years.
  • In the next three years, businesses surveyed expect to hire between 22,000 and 36,700 people for new jobs.
  • Friends and Networks are being used frequently for sourcing talent. 
To view the results of the first survey, you can visit Wake County Economic Development’s website. Data collected from the survey will be used to compile a robust report of the workforce related data and will be used to help inform next steps on building a stronger workforce and talent pipeline. To take the Regional Skills Analysis Survey, click this link.
This survey is meant to be deployed to local companies with responses from HR leads and or company leads. Your time and participation are incredibly valuable and by taking the survey, you’ll be entered to win a weekend trip, a night out or gift cards.