Department of Labor and Training
Receives National Recognition for Third Straight Year
National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) recently
announced the 2005 Labor Market Information Communication/Publication
Awards at its annual meeting.
’s Department of Labor and Training, Labor Market Information (LMI)
Division received national recognition for the third straight year.
award in the category of Product
or Service to Increase Workforce Development Staff’s Understanding of
Labor Market and Workforce Information for
the “NAICS and SOC Brochures – An explanation of Industry and
Occupational Coding.” The
judges felt that these brochures would be very helpful to workforce
investment board staff who are unfamiliar with the North
American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and the Standard
Occupational Classification (SOC) terminology.
several meetings with career and workforce development professionals in
our department, it became clear that there was some confusion among them
regarding the differences between industries and occupations,” said
Robert J. Langlais, Assistant Director for Labor Market Information.
“The NAICS and SOC brochures were developed to provide users of labor
market information with a clearer understanding of the two
National Association of State Workforce Agencies is the national
organization of state officials who administer employment and training
services, Unemployment Insurance laws, and labor market information
programs in the 50 states, the
District of Columbia
. The state LMI divisions produce, analyze, and distribute workforce
information vital to economic, education, and career decision-making.
These statistics include employment, unemployment, and wage information
produced through federal-state cooperative programs administered by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
expanded interest in meeting customer needs has impacted the types of
LMI products currently being developed and delivered,” said Department
of Labor and Training Director, Adelita S. Orefice. “It gives me great
pleasure to congratulate the Department’s Labor Market Information
Division on receiving this prestigious NASWA award and for their
contribution in analyzing and translating critical economic data into
easy-to-use information for decision-making.”
developed by labor market information staff contribute to the knowledge
of human resource utilization for employment security, job training,
occupational, economic, and other workforce development planners. For
copies of the brochures mentioned above and other labor market
publications, please contact the LMI Division at (401) 462-8740 or email
or visit the LMI web site at www.dlt.ri.gov/lmi.