Research & Reports

Occupational Outlook 2014 This Occupational Outlook Report for the Greater North Bay Region was developed and produced by Jim Cassio & Associates on behalf of the North Bay Employment Connection (NBEC) and its member Workforce Boards.

The report profiles the top 50 middle skill occupations in the region and is intended to be used as a job search, career exploration, and labor market research tool. Also included (in the appendix) is: a Career Pathway Index to the occupation profiles; an article on the wine industry and its career pathways; and results from a 2014 workforce needs assessment conducted with some of the region’s key employers.

Job Market Tracker – The job market tracker is an open data resource prepared monthly, by the Economic Development Board, for community partners who seek to understand the current workforce demands that drive the local job market.

Annual Workforce Survey – This report, prepared annually by the Economic Development Board, surveys local businesses regarding their workforce needs and concerns.  Results are utilized for planning by the Workforce Investment Board, the Job Link Business Services team, and special projects across the county.

Sonoma County WIB Workforce Development Plan 2017-2020 The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 charges all local workforce development areas to develop and publish a plan that defines key strategies, partnerships and resources that will promote local and regional economic health for industry and individuals through the development of a strong and relevant workforce.

Sonoma County WIB Local Regional Plan 2018-2019 Year 2 Update

North Bay Employment Connection (NBEC) Regional Workforce Development Plan 2017-2020  – NBEC has been collaborating to better the economic development of the North Bay since 2000 and is comprised of Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.

North Bay Employment Connection (NBEC) Local Regional-Plan 2018-2019 Year 2 Update