BRAC Releases Annual Workforce Report
Research reveals successes, more work to be done
Baton Rouge, La. (October 4, 2016) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today published its annual workforce report summarizing the projected supply and demand of skilled occupations for 2017. The report is attached and available online at brac.org.
“We must all work to ensure a great supply for our regional workforce, which is imperative for continued economic expansion,” said Adam Knapp, BRAC’s president and CEO. “Our annual workforce report provides a holistic view of the region’s workforce from the education and training pipeline to projected future job openings.”
The report collates a broad array of information from local education and training institutions, state governmental entities, and national databases to get a full picture of the workforce pipeline for the nine-parish Capital Region.
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.