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2022 Workforce Guide

Workforce has been cited in Site Selection Magazine’s annual survey of corporate consultants as the No. 1 factor in site selection decisions for several years in a row. The 2021 Workforce Guide is a special report providing insight into workforce development partnerships and practices across the U.S.


The Top 10 Workforce Issues of 2022
From child care to automation, labor faces challenges on a whole new scale.
Go on the offensive
Make your hybrid policy a competitive advantage.
Rebuilding The Construction Workforce In A Post-Pandemic Boom
While many were looking forward to the beginning of the new decade, 2020 turned out to be one of the most challenging years in recent memory for the construction industry.
Collaboration Is King in Virginia
Multiple schools team up to train the workforce of today and tomorrow.
Home Base Iowa Connects In All the Right Ways
Two economic development leaders describe how one program makes a difference in the lives of veterans and the vitality of Clinton, Iowa.
Trading Up
How one HVAC firm in Virginia remastered training for skilled trades.
Employee Retention Insights from Work Institute
The last two years may be one of the most tumultuous times in the U.S. workforce due to the extraordinary influence the global coronavirus pandemic had on the workplace.
The Invisible 3.7 Million
When Spirit AeroSystems a decade ago pledged to invest more than half a billion dollars and create hundreds of jobs at the North Carolina Global Transpark in Kinston in the rural eastern part of the state.
Stronger Nation
Lumina Foundation’s refreshed Stronger Nation online tool shows progress — and continuing gaps — across the country when it comes to the post-high school education needed for success today.
Digital Talent Comes of Age in PUERTO RICO
A look at three growing institutions tells you why.
A Promising Approach to Real-World Workforce Development
Kansas City’s change-making strategy has implications for other regions seeking to build a skilled, diverse workforce.
Worker Training Shifts Into High Gear in Dallas
Dallas College partners with local employers to close the skills gap.
The Joy of Work
Coaching Can Be a Conduit for Companies Seeking Neurodiverse Talent
Cameron County Overview
Take a closer look at Cameron County’s big picture.
Cameron County’s Mission To Mars
Space-focused businesses take off in Cameron County.
Talent for Tomorrow
Workforce development efforts in Cameron County aim to meet industry needs of the future.
Rio Grande Valley Lifestyle
The region’s high quality of life attracts developers, new projects to Cameron County.
From Hoop Dreams to Workforce Reality
How a highly decorated coach is transforming cradle-to-career prep in Kentucky
Is America’s Workforce Ready For a Tsunami of Skilled Jobs?
As America continues to emerge from the pandemic’s grip, several economists — including Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell — anticipate a wave of job creation in the second half of the year, and some expect the U.S.
Education Level is Only One Part of The Lifetime Earnings Picture
Workers with higher levels of education tend to earn more than those with less education, but that is not always the case.
Building Back Better
$3 billion initiative aims to help communities recover and improve after pandemic. 
Where Business Drives Workforce Development
Creative collaboration rules the day in Southern Nevada.
Finding the Talent Needle In the Biotech Haystack
States turn to innovative funding to replenish pipeline of workers in life sciences.
Turning Analytics into Action
For its 2021 report “The Resilience of Manufacturing: Strengthening people operations and bridging the talent gap amid crisis
Big Tech Schools Us
Skills training from tech giants like Amazon is much more than mere window dressing. It’s a door to everyone’s future.
Aerospace Industry Makes Progress
In Workforce Development & Diversity Prioritization
A New Generation Of Farmers
Western Growers is cultivating an AgTech workforce.
Workers are An Automotive Projects Magnet
Why Ford chose Tennessee for its biggest single EV investment.
Resources for AI Cybersecurity Careers
Artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity are the branches of computer science seeing the most activity in 2021,
Renewable Workforce
Clean energy investments encourage new energy workforce programs across the U.S.
As Skills Gap Widens, Employers Just Add Water
Head south to Tampa Bay, say execs at growing financial services firms.
Right On Time
E-commerce workforce demands are being met through innovative, digital logistics certifications.

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