Working for America
State Workforce Investment Board
Office of Workforce Opportunity
Jackie Heuser, State Director
64 Old Suncook Road
Concord, NH 03301
Key Workforce Priorities
- To establish a workforce development system that is market driven, customer responsive, performance based, and aligned with the skilled labor needs of New Hampshire.
- To prepare New Hampshire's youth, the emerging workforce, for employment and further education.
- To prepare transitional workers for employment that leads to job retention, wage progression and self-sufficiency.
- To assist business and industry in upgrading the skills of the current workforce.
- To improve labor market exchange and labor market information for all businesses and individuals.
- Three major occupational groups are projected to substantially increase their share of employment from 2008 to 2018: Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations, Healthcare support occupations, and Personal care and service occupations. Combined, these groups comprise 11.1 percent of total employment in 2008, and are projected to make up 12.6 percent by 2018.
- Those aged 16 to 64 are the primary workforce supply. Since 2000, New Hampshire’s civilian population ages 16 to 64 grew, while the 0 to 15 years age group declined. The increasingly smaller population entering working age will not compensate for those who will age out of the workforce.
- From September 2009 through March 2010, the median duration of unemployment has been about 20 weeks and the mean hovered around 30 weeks. This could signal that fewer people are becoming unemployed but also that those who are unemployed are remaining unemployed longer.
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