Labor Market Information Training Catalog

The Labor Market Information Division offers training courses to help you understand your local economy. In-person presentations, webinars, and hands-on training options are available. The estimated times of each training course are for in-person presentations, while the webinar and hands-on training formats typically require more time.

To schedule a training course, or to discuss customizing a session to meet your business needs, contact the Labor Market Consultant (PDF) in your local area.

Training Courses and Descriptions

This training gives a general overview of the most commonly used tools, resources, and data sets available on the LMI website.

It answers the questions:

  • What is available on the LMI website?
  • How do I navigate the website?
  • What data sets are accessible for my use?

Time estimate: 45 minutes

This training explains California’s labor force statistics, which include the number of employed and unemployed, and the unemployment rate. This can be localized to a specific county as well. Understanding who makes up the labor force in your local economy provides valuable insight on how best to serve the community.

It answers the questions:

  • What does my area’s unemployment rate mean?
  • How can local area unemployment statistics help my organization?

Time estimate: 60 minutes

This training offers knowledge about how industries are classified in California. We collect, analyze, and publish data on groups of businesses based on their main product or activity. The data collected includes employment, the number and size of businesses, occupations employed, and other key data for major industry sectors in California and its counties.

It answers the questions:

  • How do I interpret my geographic area’s industry data?
  • How can industry data help my organization?

Time estimate: 60 minutes

This training outlines various resources available for occupations, including job duties, wages, demand, skills, and training. The Standard Occupational Classification code classifies workers into categories according to their occupational definition.

It answers the questions:

  • What occupations are in my area?
  • What do employers pay in my area?

Time estimate: 45 minutes

This training presents California and its counties’ demand industries and occupations to help make well-informed, data-driven decisions in the labor market. Employment projections are based on historical trends and estimate the changes of employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. Projections are a source of information to assess which industries or occupations are expected to grow or decline. You will learn about job growth in your local economy that can be used to train workers.

It answers the questions:

  • What industries are growing in my area?
  • What occupations are projected to add the most jobs?
  • What occupations are expected to decline in my region?

Time estimate: 60 minutes

This training explains how to find employers by industry, occupation, geographic area, or employer name. Use this tool to find employers that may have job openings, be willing to allow someone to job shadow, or be interested in joining an advisory committee.

It answers the questions:

  • What types of employers are in my area?
  • How can this benefit job seekers and/or employers?

Time estimate: 30 minutes

Several career exploration tools are available to aid job seekers in their search efforts. This training highlights information available at America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations, including how to access CalJOBSSM, the state’s online labor exchange resource. You will learn about career tools on the LMI website, such as self-assessment, occupational guides, and how to find training.

It answers the questions:

  • How do I start my job search?
  • What occupation is right for me?
  • Where can I find training?

Time estimate: 60 minutes

The EDD Data Library provides data and information related to California’s labor force, industries, occupations, and employment projections. The data helps you better understand California’s economy, make informed labor market decisions, support workforce development, and much more.

It answers the questions:

  • How do I download data in an easy-to-read format?
  • How do I create visualizations in the data library?

Time Estimate: 60 minutes

This customizable training assists customer groups in using the LMI website, tools, and data. Customer groups may include employers, researchers, economic developers, workforce partners, job seekers, and more. Contact us to customize this training for your needs.

It answers the questions:

  • How can data help my organization’s strategic goals?
  • What data is best suited for my needs?

Time estimate: 60 minutes

This training highlights how to access the new US Census Bureau data platform to extract and analyze data in your local area. The training demonstrates how we use Census Bureau data to complete deliverables (e.g. maps, etc.).

It answers the question:

  • What data is available through the US Census Bureau?

Time estimate: 60 minutes