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The Employment and Training Institute prepared this manual on how to conduct job vacancy surveys was prepared under contract with the Employment and Training Administration of the United States Department of Labor (#X-6752-8-00-80-60) so that state and local policy makers can benefit from the experience of the Milwaukee project and previous job openings surveys conducted in the United States and other countries. Job vacancy survey design, sampling, methodology, weighting, survey administration, data verification and data analyses issues are described in detail in this manual. ETI has conducted job vacancy surveys twice annually since May 1993 for use in program planning, training and policy analysis. The surveys grew out of the interest of local governments and schools in job availability data at the local level. The surveys are funded by the local governmental partners (the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee Public Schools, the Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and the Helen Bader Foundation, the Milwaukee Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.