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B. Employment and Training
What percentage of your labor force is unionized?
1% to 24%
25% to 49%
50% to 74%
75% to 100%
How many employees currently work at this establishment?
1 to 5
6 to 10
11 to 15
16 to 20
21 to 25
26 to 50
51 or more
How many employees worked at this establishment three years ago?
How many employees (estimated) will work at this establishment three years from now?
If you reported any part-time employees, how many are:
1 to 5
6 to 10
11 to 15
16 to 20
21 or more
If seasonal, when are your busy seasons?
(Select all that apply.)
Did your firm's employment change over the past five years?
If yes, please check the three (3) main reasons for the employment change over the past five years.
Change in management
Growth in demand, or lack of demand
Number of contracts
Business did not exist five years ago
Improved or decreased efficiency
Entered new markets
Change in subcontracting
What is your current employment hiring state?
How many unpaid family members work at this establishment?
5 or more
Three years ago
Three years from now (estimate)
What is your highest grade of year of school you have completed?
Less than High School Diploma or GED
High School Diploma or GED
Associates or other 2 year college degree
Masterís degree or beyond
Prior to opening (joining) this business, had you owned or operated another business?
What resources are you currently using to locate new employees?
Ad in metro-wide papers
Ad in local community papers
Placement office of four-year or two-year colleges
Private search firms
Referrals from existing employees
Hire our own apprentices
Promote from within
Local job fair
Internet/World Wide Web
Wages and Benefits
Does your company provide benefits to its employees?
Yes (please answer questions about benefits)
No (you may skip the rest of benefit questions)
If yes, what percentage of health care premiums do you pay?
Less than 20%
Between 20 and 40%
Between 41 and 60%
Between 61 and 80%
Greater than 80%
Would you be willing to participate in a collective health care plan sponsored by a local organization, such as a Chamber of Commerce?
Please share the reasons for interest or non-interest in a collective health plan.
(Provide up to three responses.)
What types of General Skills training do your current employees need?
Reading and writing
English as a second language
Specialized equipment operations
What types of Managerial Skills training do your current employees need?
What types of Professional Skills training do your current employees need?
What types of Computer Skills training do your current employees need?
Graphic design and layout
Computer system installation and maintenance
What specialized Medical Skills do your employees need, if any?
What other Specialized Skills or Specialized Equipment Skills training do your current employees need?
Do your employees require training in any of the following areas?
Basic workforce skills (e.g., writing, communication skills, team playing, diversity)
Office machine use (e.g., typewriter, calculator, copy machine, Dictaphone)
Computer use (e.g., keyboarding, software)
Using new machinery or technology
How do you currently train your employees?
Do not provide any employee training
Self-taught (manuals, videos, training materials)
In-house training (one-on-one by supervisor or co-worker, training department classes, etc.)
Send employees to workshops
Contract with private vendors
Contract with public vendors (technical colleges, etc.)
On-the-job training (a government supported program)
Distance learning (correspondence, the Internet, TV)
Please indicate which local schools or training organizations your company uses for employee training.
No outside school or organization is used
What types of training programs have been outsourced to a school or training organization?
None. All training is internally provided.
In which of the following outreach programs would your firm be interested?
Participating in career exploration or shadowing programs for area high school students
Participating in mentoring programs for area high school students
Participating in mentoring programs for tech college or university students
Serving as an apprenticeship site
Providing summer employment for students and/or teachers
Collaborating with other businesses in training students and/or employees (providing space, equipment, or resource people)
Offering training to members of other organizations, such as schools and companies
Serving on a school advisory committee
Please check which of the following best describes your company's budget, in respect to employee training.
We do not budget for individual employee training
$1 - $49 per year/per employee
$50 - $199 per year/per employee
$200 - $999 per year/per employee
$1,000 - $1999 per year/per employee
$2,000+ per year/per employee
Check each area where your company might use an external training service
Product development processes
Lean manufacturing practices
Workplace skills (comm.., teamwork, decision making, etc.)
Plant floor management processes
Inventory management practices
Check your three most preferred formats for staff training from outside providers
Customized off-site training
Customized on-site training
Series of daily classes
Series of weekly classes
Self-study printed material
Please list three training seminars that would benefit your current employees.
Location and Housing
If more than 50% of your employees live outside the COMMUNITY, please indicate why you think this is the case.
If your workforce expanded by 10%, would there be affordable housing for these workers within 30 minutes of your place of business?
From your perspective as a businessperson, please rate housing opportunities in this community for OWNED homes.
From your perspective as a businessperson, please rate housing opportunities in this community for RENTAL housing.
How many paid employees currently work at this establishment?
Summer seasonal full-time
Summer seasonal part-time
Winter seasonal full-time
Winter seasonal part-time
How many paid employees worked at this establishment three years ago?
How many paid employees (estimated) will work at this establishment three years from now?
How many of your current jobs are held by students?
Specify the number of high school and/or college students.
How many of your jobs three years ago were held by students?
How many of your jobs in three years (estimated) will be held by students?
Do you expect the number of employees you have in each of the following categories to increase, stay the same, or decrease over the next three years?
Stay the Same
General production labor
Precision production/specialty skills
Please estimate the number of your full-time employees by occupation.
Professional or technical
Marketing or sales
Agriculture, forestry or fishing
Operator or laborer
Please estimate the average hourly wage of your full-time employees by occupation.
Less than $8.00 per hour
$8.00 to $9.99 per hour
$10.00 to 14.99 per hour
$15.00 to $19.99 per hour
$20.00 to $24.99 per hour
$25.00 to $29.99 per hour
$30.00 or more per hour
Please estimate the number of your part-time employees by occupation.
Overall, how do you rate your employees with respect to their work attitude and quality?
Attitude toward work
Quality of work
How would you rate the local labor force?
Does your company have problems recruiting employees in the following categories?
List any other types of employees (not listed above) that your company has difficulty recruiting.
If you answered "yes" above, check the items below that best describe the nature of your recruiting problem.
Poor work attitudes
Inadequate labor skills
High cost of training employees
Competition for seasonal or part-time employees
High wage rates for labor
Workers will not migrate into the area
Paid vacation time
Paid sick leave
Child care/dependent benefits
Which of the following benefits are available to your full-time employees?
Which of the following benefits are available to your part-time employees?
What is the average starting hourly wage paid to full-time employees in each category?
Precision production/specialty skilled
What is the average wage for workers with at least 3-years experience in each category?
What is the average wage for each of the following types of workers?
Benefits by type of employee
Which of the following benefits do you offer to full-time year-round employees?
Which of the following benefits do you offer to part-time year-round employees?
Which of the following benefits do you offer to full-time seasonal employees?
Which of the following benefits do you offer to part-time seasonal employees?
Please rate the usefulness of the training programs your company has used.
Education/Training Program A
Education/Training Program B
Education/Training Program C
Education/Training Program D
Please indicate where most of your employees live.
Within 5 miles of your business location
Within 5 to 20 miles of your business location
More than 20 miles from your business location
Please estimate the percentage of your employees that live in the following areas.
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