Research Solutions for Workforce and Economic Development
The Burning Glass Applied Research team conducts research to provide the most current, comprehensive intelligence on industry and employer demand so leaders in your community can develop skills, decrease unemployment and underemployment, raise incomes, build entrees into the middle class, strengthen target sectors, increase equity and inclusion, drive opportunity and shared prosperity.
Our Featured Research
Entry Level work as a Stepping Stone, Not an End Point
Half of young workers are able to parlay their first job, one that typically requires less than a bachelor’s degree and less than two years of experience, into better-paying jobs within five years, according to this report from Burning Glass Technologies, with support from the Schultz Family Foundation and in partnership with the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative (now called the Hire Opportunity Coalition).
Race and the Work of the Future: Advancing Workforce Equity in the United States
In this comprehensive analysis of long-standing racial gaps in labor market outcomes, Burning Glass, in partnership with the National Equity Atlas, PolicyLink, the USC Equity Research Institute, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, and JPMorgan Chase looks at the economic impacts of Covid-19, and the racial equity implications of automation. Follow-up reports detail workforce inequities and offer strategies to address them in multiple US cities.
Skills, Industry and Opportunity: Building Memphis’ Modern Workforce
The Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce has convened stakeholders in the workforce development, education, business, faith and civic sectors to drive systemic change and ensure that all Memphians have access to learning, work and career opportunities. Burning Glass analyzed Memphis’ target sectors, current and projected hiring demand, key occupations and the skills and credentials that unlock opportunity both within target industries and across the economy. The resulting data has informed program development, community outreach, career guidance, and collaboration across the community.
Burning Glass Applied Research provides real-time data, custom analytics, and research solutions that enable workforce and economic developers to:
- Promote high-demand, high-growth job and career opportunities.
- Improve education and training programs to address critical skills, offer industry credentials, and gain the knowledge to fit industry needs.
- Redeploy people and their skills to more productive, more rewarding work.
- Create strategies for economic and career mobility.
- Activate latent and unappreciated talent pools.
- Redesign career navigation and career awareness efforts to reflect local, state, and regional opportunities.
Contact us to explore customized data, applied research and solutions for your workforce challenges:
We have a 21st Century economy. Why do we have a 20th Century labor market?
Burning Glass uses big data to close the skills gap by helping supply and demand meet. Contact us today.