is the Job Vacancy Survey?
Who uses the data?
Why should my establishment
Will the information my
establishment provides be made available to the public?
How may I submit my survey
What if my establishment does not
currently have any job vacancies?
What if my establishment has
multiple units or is based outside of Rhode Island?
When will the survey results be
made available? How may I receive a copy of the Job Vacancy report?
Who may I contact for any
additional questions or concerns?
What is the Job Vacancy Survey?
The Job Vacancy Survey (JVS) provides accurate, objective and timely
information on the quantity and quality of job vacancies throughout
Rhode Island. Job vacancy statistics supply:
- A measure of employer demand for workers in local communities.
- An analysis of job vacancy characteristics, including:
Wages and benefits offered.
Education and experience requirements.
Full or part-time status.
When combined with other statistics, such as unemployment rates and
occupational wage levels, job vacancy data can provide a good indicator
of labor market tightness, labor force shortages and the overall health
of state and local labor markets.
Who uses the data?
Statistics generated by the Job Vacancy Survey (JVS) is beneficial to all our labor market information customers:
- Employers – Human resource personnel and company management
will find job vacancy data useful in determining hiring competition,
wage levels and in prioritizing human resource needs.
- Jobseekers – Rhode Island’s workforce will have an
additional source of information regarding job openings, occupational
demand, and potential benefits and wage levels.
- Workforce development community – Training service
providers, counselors and educational planners can use job vacancy
information to understand current labor market conditions and assist
jobseekers and students in their career planning.
- Policymakers – The JVS will provide data on the quantity and
quality of current job openings while exposing labor market
Why should my
Your establishment was one of several randomly selected to represent
your industry. Survey selection was based on standard statistical
procedures supplied by the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau
of Labor Statistics.
As a participant, your establishment represents others just like it
from around the State, making your response vital to the success of this
survey. For just a few minutes of your time, the information you provide
will directly benefit you and thousands of other employers in planning
solutions to hiring needs while contributing to an overall understand of
Rhode Island’s job vacancy trends.
If there is anything we may do to help make your participation
easier, please call LMI at (401) 462-8750.
Will the information
my establishment provides be made available to the public?
No. Your privacy is our top concern and
no outside party will have access to information which could identify
your business/organization. Furthermore, no individual firms will be
named within our publications. The information you provide will be used
for statistical purposes only.
How may I submit my
For your convenience, you may submit your survey response in several
- Mail – A self-addressed, postage-paid envelope will be enclosed
with your survey. Upon completion, please place the survey in the
envelope, seal and mail!
- Fax – You may fax your survey response to (401) 462-8766. Please
fax both sides of your survey form.
- Web/Email – A blank version of the survey form
is available in
Microsoft Excel format.
The file can easily be downloaded to your computer. Directions are
included in the file to assist you in completing your survey. When
you have finished, please attach it to an email and send to LMI at:
- Phone – You may telephone your survey response by calling LMI at (401)
What if my
establishment does not currently have any job vacancies?
We still need your response, even if
you presently have no job vacancies. Please return your survey using one
of the methods described above. You may call LMI at (401) 462-8750
or email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if my
establishment has multiple units or is based outside of Rhode
If your organization has multiple units
or is based outside of Rhode Island, please report only the job
vacancies for the Rhode Island location specified on the survey form. If
you have any questions, you may call LMI at (401) 462-8750
or email email@example.com.
When will the survey
results be made available? How may I receive a copy of the Job Vacancy
Results from the Spring 2004 Health Care
and Social Assistance Job Vacancy Survey are available.
Results from the 2005 JVS are available.
Results from the 2006 JVS are available.
would like to receive a copy of these reports, please check the box on
the bottom of your survey form or contact the Labor Market Information
unit at (401) 462-8750 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who may I contact for any additional questions or concerns?
If you have any other questions or
concerns regarding your participation in the Job Vacancy Survey, please
contact LMI by phone (401) 462-8750 or email email@example.com.