LVEDC Talent Supply Update: Good Jobs That Pay, Part Two
By Colin McEvoy on November 20, 2017
Each week, Karianne Gelinas, Director of Talent Supply with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC), will provide an update and additional information about its ongoing initiative to identify talent supply and demand issues in the region and create a strategy that results in a broader, ongoing understanding of the Lehigh Valley workforce. (See past updates.)
The LVEDC talent supply study currently underway, with a goal to increase knowledge about talent supply and demand in the Lehigh Valley among employers, educators, and regional workforce and economic development providers.
Along those lines, Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce has previously published data about the availability of “good jobs” that do not require a bachelor’s degree. “Good jobs” are defined as those that pay an average of $55,000 per year, and a minimum of $35,000 annually.
Below is a breakdown of the top five “good jobs” industries in Pennsylvania that do not require a bachelor’s degree:
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