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NYC Mayor Needs Analytics In His Corner

InformationWeek, InformationWeek
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 17:00 EDT

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Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
3/29/2014 7:39:50 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Calling all analytics pros
This is very important because many people want and need jobs in Cities. They need to know what to areas to train in to gain life sustaining employment.

CitySolver
CitySolver  
3/27/2014 3:04:24 AM
User Rank Blogger
Jobs connections
I couldn't agree more with using data analysis to get jobs to seekers. The job seeker facility in the UK called Universal Job Match is riddled with fake job adverts and is not efficient. It sounds like the UK is not the only country with improvements to be made in this area.

Toby
Toby  
3/24/2014 6:51:28 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Big City - Big Data
I was surprised to learn how recent this innovation really is...especially given how much former Mayor Bloomberg's professional success is based on information delivery. Question that pops into my mind is, has the city begun to work up a master data model that can be used as the basis for all ongoing data collection?

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
3/20/2014 5:13:04 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Calling all analytics pros
@Terry, They are probably going to hire foreign workers to fill the gaps unless there are people in training now at Schools across the Nation.

I'm trained in IT but work in Engineering (non-IT related). I could probably be trained up on the software and how to use it in a matter of a few months. but someone coming in with zero IT experience or no experience in Analytice would probably take longer. I dont really know what the Analytics courses would be though.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
3/20/2014 2:10:38 PM
User Rank Blogger
Calling all analytics pros
I can't disagree with any of deBlasio's initiatives or Korte's analysis. But it seems the city's reliance on analytics expertise is only going to increase dramatically if even half of these strategic objectives get put into action. Most enterprises -- and governments -- can't find enough experienced workers to fill those jobs, or train existing employees to handle these tasks.

I"m left wondering where these analytics pros will come from. Where are other folks with this?

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
3/19/2014 5:35:13 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Jobs
I love the take on Jobs. Putting all the Job on one system and matching the poeple to those jobs and training needs is a great thing. I'm in the process of helping Veterans find jobs in my home town. I'm always searching for Local Job Fairs and companies that are hiring. The main issue I have is actually finding those local Job Fairs because they are put on by various entities, so i may have a job fair for this week, and another one in two weeks. But low and behold i miss one because I couldnt find any information on a job fair for that week. if its all in one place then i can search for those jobs local to me.

The training aspect is also pretty interesting and a good way to get those people who have been unemployed for a while to get there skills up to a point where they will not be left out in the cold.

Hopefully, the training comes with some sort of job placement services?  

This is a pretty good idea, i hope more cities plan on using something like this. Great Article

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