In 2021, the MAX Data Council assumed responsibility and oversight for the MAX Resource Library, the area on the MAX website that serves as a central place for housing reports and studies as well as links to data tools, websites, online portals, and other sources of information related to workforce development.
The MAX Resource Library connects workforce partners with data resources to better understand best practices, the evolving labor market, economic trends, workforce barriers, and more. Today, the MAX Resource Library includes links to more than 135 resources, and visitors can find resources through keyword search or by filtering on a specific workforce development topic.
Maintaining the MAX Resource Library will be an ongoing work-in-progress for the MAX Data Council. Following are just a few examples of recently added resources.
- Georgia Power’s Target Industries Tool: Georgia Power’s Target Industries Tool allows you to explore Georgia’s 12 target industries at a custom geography. The tool provides up-to-date jobs data by industry and occupation from EMSI as well as company locations and information from Georgia Power’s industry database. The tool gives you the ability to search by county, metro area, region, drive time, or radius.
- Job Progression Tool: The Job Progression Tool, developed by McKinsey & Company on behalf of the Rework America Alliance, is a digital solution for job coaches and career navigators for supporting job seekers in the United States without a four-year college degree. It is meant to enable job seekers to consider employment options that could advance their economic prospects and that others have accessed in the past, based on the value of their work experience.
- Rework Community Insights Monitor: This monitor developed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta provides a metro-level view on good jobs and training within local labor markets. The tool shows the most prevalent industries and occupations, how many of these jobs are accessible to workers without a bachelor’s degree, and more.
- TCSG Data and Research: This data tool provides access to the System Scorecard, enrollment data, and more for the Technical College System of Georgia.
- ADP Research Institute’s People at Work 2021: A Global Workforce View: This report provides a starting point to understand the situation facing employees today across five dimensions of working life: worker confidence and job security; workplace conditions; pay and performance; worker mobility; and gender and family.
- Global Gender Gap Report 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic has raised new barriers to building inclusive and prosperous economies and societies. Pre-existing gender gaps have amplified the crisis asymmetrically between men and women, even as women have been at the frontlines of managing the crisis as essential workers. The hardest hit sectors by lockdowns and rapid digitalization are those where women are more frequently employed. This March 2021 report by the World Economic Forum is intended to serve as a call to action to leaders to embed gender parity as a central goal of our policies and practices to manage the post-pandemic recovery, to the benefit of our economies and our societies.
- Mind the Gap: Factors Driving the Growing Racial Wage Gaps and Solutions to Close Them: In this 2021 report, The Conference Board reviews the wage gaps between White and Black workers in the U.S. and the powerful barriers to reducing these disparities.
- State of the Global Workforce: 2021 Report: Gallup reviews the state of the workforce around the world. According to Gallup, roughly seven in 10 employees are struggling or suffering, rather than thriving, in their overall lives. Eighty percent are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work. This lack of engagement costs the global economy US$8.1 trillion, nearly 10% of GDP, in lost productivity each year.
…and many more resources have been added in recent months.
Special thanks to MAX Data Council Chair Marion Phillips and Data Council members for their stewardship of the MAX Resource Library! Click here to access.
MAX MEMBER ALERT: Resources – whether they are developed through your organization or by a partner – can be considered for the MAX Resource Library through the recommendation of any MAX member. MAX members can send recommendations to the MAX Data Council by emailing [email protected].
ABOUT THE MAX DATA COUNCIL
The MAX Data Council is a MAX advisory council that works to better inform the workforce development profession by amalgamating various data sources into a more comprehensive picture of the region with the intention of leading to better outcomes for job seekers and employers.