The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) of the Employment Development Department just completed the initial survey postcard mailing to 16,275 California employers. The postcards informed employers of the upcoming 2014 occupational and wage survey that will start next month. The survey reference period will require employers to report both full and part-time employees working and receiving pay during the pay period that includes May 12. The survey has been designed to produce occupational estimates that are seasonally adjusted. Estimates from the OES survey will be available in early 2015 for more than 827 occupations by geographic area and by industry in California, and the remainder of the nation. Currently, you can find the latest California OES Employment and Wages estimates on our website at http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/
by selecting "Wages" under "LMI by Subject" section. You will be able to view data from the survey years 2001 to 2013.
The success of the survey will be the result of timely and accurate reporting by employers. There are various collection methods that are available to make reporting as convenient as possible. Employers can mail in a survey form, call toll-free 1-800-826-4896, fax data to 916-651-5779, send an electronic file to OESCalifornia@idcf.bls.gov, or submit information online at https://idcfoes.bls.gov/OESLite/
The survey provides valuable information to employers, job seekers, the employment and training community, and economic developers. The OES data are used by educators to modify coursework needed to train the next generation of workers by students and job seekers in making informed career decisions. Finally, employers find the data extremely important when trying to determine competitive wages for job duties performed at their place of business.
If you are one of the employers selected to participate and you have questions or need specific information about survey results, please call the OES toll-free 1-800-826-4896 or fax your request to 916-651-5779.