Connecting the Underemployed with Job Opportunities



If the data is available, we would like to improve the model to support job and opportunity matching at the skills level and have more detail of specific jobs.  This approach should result in a better "fit" between tracts (or blocks) of low-employment and tracts offering opportunity and provide an enhanced decision management tool for city officials.  Furthermore this profit-maximizing framework can be extended down to the automated decisioning of matching job seekers directly to employers with available jobs.  Update 4/20/16:  Began working with the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) which asks respondents to provide details into their daily activities as well as their employment status.  The ATUS has specific questions regarding Employment and Underemployment and also could be used to better understand the skills of the respondents based upon the data of their logged activities.