The Job Sector Survey (JSS) was established to provide elected public officials and policymakers with an on-the-ground assessment of the challenges and aspirations of all types of local employers. JSS is in its third year and received nearly 1,700 responses from 15 industry sectors in 2012. The JSS is a cooperative project led by economic development organizations in King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, including Seattle’s Office of Economic Development and engages businesses of all sizes.
Results are shared with 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 with past survey results.
Employers are encouraged to take the JSS and be part of a collective voice for business. More participants make for better results.
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 until January 31.
Over the past 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.