The Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and Cayuga Economic Development Agency are conducting an online workforce survey.
The sister organizations are gathering local employer feedback on hiring and training practices, challenges and needs via a survey at surveymonkey.com/r/CayugaWorkforce. All employers — including businesses, nonprofits and municipalities — are encouraged to take part.
"The results of this survey will help guide the development of training and recruitment resources, which will only be appropriate with a robust understanding of employers’ needs in these areas," a press release said.
The organization said a common observation its professionals have heard from local employers is a struggle to recruit and retain qualified staff. Cayuga Strategic Solutions, a joint venture of the Cayuga Economic Development Agency and Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, formed a Workforce Development Taskforce with board members and area training partners, who then worked with other workforce development partners within the county to create the survey.