Workforce Needs Analysis – Guilford Jobs 2030 Initiative

The focus of Guilford Jobs 2030 (GC30) is to increase the percentage of the county’s population with post-secondary credentials from its current rate of 46% to 60% by the year 2030. The intent of these efforts is to improve workforce readiness, promote more equity in income, and to increase economic opportunity for all in Guilford County. To accomplish this goal, the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG) is working closely with Guilford County, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County Schools, Guilford Technical Community College, Greensboro Housing Authority and Guilford Works, amongst many others. Key in this work is to develop a system of providers that meet the needs of the industry via education and training while assisting participants with barriers to success such as housing and transportation.

In 2020-2021, Dr. Stephen Sills, Vice President of the Research, Policy, and Impact Center (RPIC) at the National Institute of Minority Economic Development conducted an in-depth study of workforce needs in Guilford County including surveys of low- and moderate-income workers and their employers. This report includes data collected in the 2020-2021 study, as well as further information from primary and secondary sources of importance to the Guilford Jobs 2030 Initiative. The research findings presented in this report will be used to develop a better understanding of workforce needs for the GJ30 initiatives and to provide data needed for strategic planning in the implementation phase of the project.

“The Guilford Jobs 2030 workforce will not only provide training and education for nearly 30,000 individuals over the next ten years, we’ll build a workforce that can change the economy of the county for all.”

David Bolton, Director Workforce Initiatives, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc.

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