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Priority Sectors and Labor Market Information

Priority Sectors

  1. Healthcare
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  4. Trade, Transportation, and Logistics
  5. Agriculture
Ventura County is surrounded by the mountains and sea and punctuated with agriculture and farmland. Many of the in-demand industries and occupations in the region are dependent on the conservation and preservation of these natural assets to continue thriving. Therefore, the WDBVC is in the process of developing a Clean Green Ventura County Cross-Sector Initiative by building on the work of the previous Clean Green Sector Committee.
A regional, cross-sector initiative will provide a platform for collaboration to protect and maintain these natural assets while responsibly developing the economy around them. From this platform, the WDBVC seeks to address responsible environmental regulations and the challenges posed therein for businesses, the detrimental impacts of climate change, and the need for 21st-century technologies in every industry if we are to innovate into the future responsibly.
The focus of this initiative includes:
  • Focus on jobs and training that will support environmentally sustainable business practices and legal compliance
  • Engrain sustainability and green jobs across the County and into everything the WDBVC does
  • Integrate and prioritize sustainability opportunities and needs into every sector priority
  • Apply for grants to make Ventura County a “Green Innovation Hub”
  • Conduct environmental research, education, compliance, and awareness

Labor Market Information

The WDBVC developed the LMI dashboard seen below to pull real-time labor market data in our region to ensure that every program addresses systemic needs. This dashboard has identified baseline data, including in-demand occupations, current wages, and education opportunities. This dashboard will continue to be utilized to identify in-demand careers. A focus will be on placement in middle-skills jobs with precise upward mobility and living wages.


The State of California Employment Development Department provides Labor Market Information on their website.

The California Earn and Learn Occupations Tool is a web-based, interactive tool designed to assist job seekers and workforce partners to identify potential occupations in which you could earn a wage and learn new skills at the same time. Workforce professionals can use the tool to assist job seekers in finding occupations that have a potential for on-the-job training while gaining classroom knowledge. Job seekers can use the tool as a guide to find occupations that will pay middle to high-wage in their local area and offer minimum training to aid in joining the job market faster.

The tool offers three components:

  • Middle-skill and middle to high-wage earn and learn occupations.
  • Training institutions in the local are that offer courses related to the identified occupations.
  • Job centers across California to assist the job seeker with job readiness skills.

The Online Job Vacancy Statistics Dashboard provides timely monthly measures of labor demand (advertised vacancies) for the United States, California, and 29 metropolitan statistical areas of California. Advertised vacancies data is extracted from Burning Glass Technologies, Labor Insight™ Real-Time Labor Market Information Tool using the Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) universe filter. Job ads in the HWOL universe are collected in real-time from online job domains including traditional job boards, corporate boards, social media sites, and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas.

Things you will find in this dashboard:

  • Top Occupation with the most job ads in your area
  • Cities and Census Designated Places with the most jobs ads in your area
  • Top Employment Sectors with the most job ads in your area
  • Top Employers with the most job ads in your area

The purpose of the California Labor Market Supply and Demand Tool is a web-based interactive tool designed and developed to assist workforce partners, businesses, and educational institutions, by providing data to build and strengthen partnerships in alignment with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.