Applicant Availability Indicator: Introduction
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Applicant Availability Indicator

The supply of appropriately skilled workers to fill positions throughout its staffing pattern is critically important to any firm contemplating where to locate a new operation or expand an existing one. Labor supply also must be taken into consideration by a firm if it is planning to change its product- and service-mix or thinking about redesigning an operation to make it more productive. The cost of labor may be prohibitive where appropriately skilled workers are not readily available within the region around a proposed worksite.

The Applicant Availability Indicator helps estimate the available supply of appropriately skilled applicants in a region. The first step in this process BEGINS HERE with an identification of the industry under discussion.