The LMI Insider – July 2022



July 2022

Welcome to LMI Insider –

A Publication of the Labor Market Information Institute

2022 Benefield Award Recipient: Coretta Pettway 

The Charles Benefield Award, given by the LMI Institute, recognizes LMI professionals demonstrating outstanding leadership in advancing the art and science of labor market information. We are proud this year to announce Coretta Pettway, Assistant Deputy Director for the Office of Workforce Development at Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, as the recipient. Coretta is a former LMI Institute Board Chair, Annual Forum organizer, and long-time advocate for the LMI system.

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Voices of LMI: David Schmidt

The LMI Institute continues in 2022 with its Voices of LMI initiative to showcase and promote the great work being done with workforce data around the country. Institute staff are currently conducting interviews with various LMI leaders and researchers to produce brief video stories of what different members and partner organizations do and how the work is being used to make a difference. This installment is an interview with David Schmidt, Chief Economist for the Research and Analysis Bureau in the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation.


“It’s great to be a part of the Department of Employment because ultimately, we meet lots of different people in the state at a moment where they need help … to support those efforts and help people at a moment of crisis is an excellent reason to show up to work every day.”

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2021 – 2022 LMI Institute Accomplishments

The LMI Institute is proud to be the pre-eminent nationwide resource for supporting LMI professionals in the development, interpretation, and use of labor market information. The board and staff work hard to ensure the Institute offers the latest training techniques, provides networking opportunities across states, educates government and policy makers on the need for more state funding, and conducts research with and about the valuable data you produce in hopes to make it more accessible.

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The LMI Institute offers customized data, communications, and technical trainings for states and organizations. If you are interested in getting your staff trained on a particular topic, let us know and we are happy to see how we can assist. Contact Jennie Allison to talk further.

Featured Reports From LMI Members

LMI State Research Awards:

The Institute awards program recognizes state LMI agency activities that serve as exemplary examples of the importance and effectiveness LMI data and staff expertise play in critical policy areas. We are excited to announce this year’s winners and commend the great work being done across the U.S.

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