Economic development and workforce development organizations in Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties representing the partnership of the 4CG initiative have announced the opening of a third survey to gather information on wages and benefits for the region’s workforce. These are the first wage surveys of Seneca County employers since at least 2005.
This last survey to be released by 4CG focuses on the wages and benefits provided by employers in the region, information that Seneca County employers have been frequently requesting. In order to provide employers with the most comprehensive results, the Tiffin Seneca Economic Partnership and OhioMeansJobs Seneca County are requesting local employers take the time to complete the online survey (https://tinyurl.com/4CGHRSurvey).
In December, 4CG opened two other surveys with the goal of improving local industries’ competitiveness for skilled labor. The surveys are focused on citizens/employees (https://tinyurl.com/4CGCitizenSurvey) and industry/business owners/plant managers (https://tinyurl.com/4CGOwnerSurvey). Employers should encourage their employees to fill out the survey.
- Regional Strategic Workforce and Economic Development Strategy- Industry/Business Owner/Plant Manager Survey
- Regional Strategic Workforce and Economic Development Strategy- Citizens Survey
At this time, seven owners/plant managers and 92 citizens in the four county region have completed their respective survey. These surveys will remain open until the end of February.
4CG represents the 4 County Group 4 Collaborative Growth. The group began working together six years ago to collectively address the region’s workforce challenges. To date, the group has completed a SWOT analysis and industry specific focus groups on manufacturing, healthcare, tourism/service/travel, transportation/logistics, Davis Besse, agriculture and education
Following the survey, the plan calls for the identification and recommendation of partnerships with potential training partners. Final analysis and strategies based on the SWOT analysis, focus groups and surveys are to be provided to 4CG by May 2020 and will then be released to the public.