The Job Sector Survey is a cooperative project led by economic development organizations in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, including Seattle’s Office of Economic Development. It is an annual, one-of-a-kind tool that provides a comprehensive, on-the-ground assessment of conditions, challenges, needs, and opportunities for regional employers of all types and sizes.
Results are shared with elected officials and policymakers at the local, state and federal levels to help them understand business needs and how policy decisions impact your business. The sponsors hope to gain insights that will help create prosperity for all businesses and a job-growing economy. Data will also be compared against the past two years.
Please take ten minutes to fill out this brief but important survey about your business. Those who complete the survey will have their names entered into a drawing for two roundtrip tickets from Southwest Airlines!
All survey results are kept strictly confidential. Your responses will not be directly attributed to you in any public or marketing manner. The survey will remain open for one month, and close on December 1.
Last year, the survey received nearly 1,700 responses in 15 industry sectors, providing a wealth of information that was shared with elected officials, policymakers, education leaders, economic development organizations and the general public. The results were reported in major news outlets and personally shared with regional policymakers at all levels of government— from city and county councils to the U.S. Senate.
Over the past two years, the Job Sector Survey has revealed:
- Business aspirations by county, city, employment sector and size
- Details about skills needed by specific types of employers
- Insights into prominent trading partners and goods
- Examples of obstacles to success by type and size of business
The Job Sector Survey is made possible with support from the Prosperity Partnership, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, enterpriseSeattle, King County, Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Pierce County Economic Development Department, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, The Seattle Times, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.