The Minnesota WorkForce Center System conducts an ongoing survey of employers served through the system. Samples are drawn monthly of employers who received either business services or have posted a job order within the previous month. A DEED staff member trained in interviewing conducts the telephone interviews.
The questionnaire consists of a core set of questions plus three modules covering: business services, labor market information (LMI), and worker recruitment. Each contact completes no more than two modules. Modules are rotated from interview to interview and if a contact has no knowledge of one area, that module is skipped and the contact asked about another area.