The Blueprint shows us the here-and-now reality of the employment picture in the Pioneer Valley region and identifies some of the trends. A better understanding of the labor market factors outlined in this report should help target resources that best match the needs of job seekers and program graduates with the hiring needs and requirements of local employers.
The document is more appropriate for planning than for job placement purposes. However, understanding the trends and major industries can help job seekers understand where employment opportunities may be more likely to exist. For education and training providers, knowing the key industries might assist employer outreach in developing new programs or modifying (or perhaps eliminating) existing programs.