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New Hires


Current Survey Data: 2017 New Hires

What are New Hires? An Introduction to the Wyoming New Hires Job Skills Survey

Tables by Industry, 2017

Published November 2019.


Previously Published Survey Data

Tables by Industry, 2016

By Number of New Hires
Ag., Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining Management of Companies and Enterprises
Utilities Administrative and Waste Services
Construction Educational Services
Manufacturing Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade Accommodation and Food Services
Transportation & Warehousing Other Services
Information Public Administration
Finance & Insurance  
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Total, All Industries
Published October 2018.


Tables by Industry, 2015

Wyoming New Hires Job Skills Survey 2015 Main Page

By Number of New Hires
Ag., Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining Management of Companies and Enterprises
Utilities Administrative and Waste Services
Construction Educational Services
Manufacturing Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade Accommodation and Food Services
Transportation & Warehousing Other Services
Information Public Administration
Finance & Insurance  
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Total, All Industries
Revised: May 2017

Tables by Industry, 2014

By Number of New Hires
Ag., Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining Management of Companies and Enterprises
Utilities Administrative and Waste Services
Construction Educational Services
Manufacturing Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade Accommodation and Food Services
Transportation & Warehousing Other Services
Information Public Administration
Finance & Insurance  
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Total, All Industries
Posted: July 2015

Tables by Industry (2011Q4-2013Q3):

By Number of New Hires
Ag., Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining Management of Companies and Enterprises
Utilities Administrative and Waste Services
Construction Educational Services
Manufacturing Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade Accommodation and Food Services
Transportation & Warehousing Other Services
Information Public Administration
Finance & Insurance  
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Total, All Industries
Posted: August 2014

Tables by Industry (2010Q4-2012Q3):

By Number of New Hires
Ag., Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining Management of Companies and Enterprises
Utilities Administrative and Waste Services
Construction Educational Services
Manufacturing Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade Accommodation and Food Services
Transportation & Warehousing Other Services
Information Public Administration
Finance & Insurance  
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Total, All Industries
Posted: August 2013

Tables by Industry (2009Q4-2010Q3):

By Number of New Hires
Ag., Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Mining Management of Companies and Enterprises
Utilities Administrative and Waste Services
Construction Educational Services
Manufacturing Health Care and Social Assistance
Wholesale Trade Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade Accommodation and Food Services
Transportation & Warehousing Other Services
Information Public Administration
Finance & Insurance  
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Total, All Industries

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Publications

Occasional Paper No. 5

ARRA Labor Market Dynamics:

An Overview of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as it Pertains to the Wyoming Department of Employment Research & Planning Section and the Rocky Mountain and Northern Plains Consortium

  • Introduction: Definition and Purpose of Labor Market Information and ARRA Grant of 2009
  • Chapter 1. Definition(s) of "Green" Jobs
  • Chapter 2. A Review of Alternative Energy and Environmental Enhancement Technologies
  • Chapter 3. State Level Legislation Regarding Energy Efficient Technologies
  • Chapter 4. Legislation and Regulatory Landscape Regarding Energy Efficient Technologies
  • Chapter 5. Results of the Baseline Survey
  • Chapter 6. A Summary of the New Hires Survey
  • Chapter 7. Text Mining Analysis of the New Hires Survey
  • Chapter 8. Wyoming IMPLAN Analysis of ARRA Spending
  • Appendix A: Baseline Survey Cover Letter and Survey Instrument
  • Appendix B: Brochure
  • Appendix C: Survey Instrument
  • Appendix D: Wyoming Community Colleges and University of Wyoming Environmental Programs of Study Offered

Methodology

New Hires Methodology

The methodology used in the New Hires Survey is explained in the article "Survey Captures Data on Wyoming New Hires" in the February 2011 issue of Wyoming Labor Force Trends.


Cover Letter & Questionnaire

Cover Letter:

Questionnaire:


WYSAC Report

Cognitive Interviews for the Wyoming Department of Employment: Testing a Job Skills Questionnaire

wysac1014 Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center Technical Report No. SRC-1014

The Wyoming Department of Employment (WDOE), Research & Planning Section, enlisted the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center (WYSAC) to conduct 10 cognitive interviews at various locations throughout the state of Wyoming. The goal of these interviews was to test how well the questions included in the Job Skills survey perform in achieving the intended purpose of this instrument, which is to be used by the WDOE in the future; namely, to effectively yield the information necessary to help educators and employment training organizations identify necessary skills and develop curriculum to forge these skills in the labor pool.


Revisions

New Hires Revisions, 2012Q1

Several changes were made to the new hires survey instrument before it was mailed out for the first quarter 2012 (2012Q1) panel. The revised questionnaire was mailed to a small percentage of the 2012Q1 sample in order to ensure that the changes did not create respondent confusion. These changes do not change the overall integrity of the questionnaire, but should help clarify the intent of the question to the employer filling it out. To find out more about the changes that were made, click here.