A recent study conducted by Iowa Workforce Development provides information to employers and economic developers about the availability of workers in the Johnston area. The study examines the “laborshed” for Johnston, Grimes and Urbandale, and provides insight about workers in our area including commuters.
For employers, a Laborshed study attempts to answer a few fundamental questions.
- If I locate or expand in a particular geographic area, will I be able to hire enough qualified workers?
- What wages, salary and benefits will I need to provide in order to attract those workers to my company?
The Laborshed Analysis is produced by Iowa Workforce Development with support from the communities of Johnston, Urbandale, and Grimes as well as MidAmerican Energy, Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy, Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa Valley Community College and the Greater Des Moines Partnership.