Preparing a Labor Market Survey in Workers’ Compensation cases assists the Vocational Case Managers in their goals of finding the Recovering Worker RTW alternatives!
A Labor Market Survey (LMS) is a method of researching and gathering real-time information about the Labor Market and targeted jobs that are specific to where a Recovering Worker (RW) lives. The overall purpose is to confirm whether the RW is qualified for employment within the identified labor market/jobs, the likelihood of obtaining this employment in his/her local labor market identifying actual starting salary expectations.
All our information is gathered virtually through a variety of avenues including telephonic contacts with the employer, online help wanted research, review of employer websites, and research of published online employment statistics/wage data for the local area.
An LMS can be an integral component of an Early Intervention Vocational Program.
Early Intervention Vocational Services:
- Keep all parties focused on RTW
- Save a minimum of 2 to 4 months of TTD
- Decrease likelihood of “Disability Syndrome”
- Increase Employability, Shorter Time to Employment and RTW
- GED, ESL, and/or basic computer training can be completed concurrent with medical treatment
- Job seeking skills can also be completed during medical treatment
- Upon release for RTW, placement can be initiated immediately
- Issues regarding Motivation and Adherence can be addressed
A Labor Market Survey:
- Can be completed on records alone or can be completed after the vocational assessment
- Labor Market Surveys can be created nationwide and in other countries
- Labor Market Surveys document specific employers, jobs, wages, requirements, and job openings (current, projected, past) in the recovering worker’s geographical area
- Validates a labor market
- May identify if specific short-term training would increase wage earning ability
- Can be used for settlement purposes or to document if placement is feasible
- Can also be completed on anticipated physical restrictions