The Milwaukee job openings surveys were developed by the Employment and Training Institute in 1990s at the request of the City of Milwaukee. Five government partners collaborated on this ongoing Milwaukee Labor Market Project: the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County. Milwaukee is the first major city in the nation to regularly study job openings in order to assess the number and type of jobs available and the level of skill training employers need to fill openings. Surveys have been conducted semi-annually or annually since 1993. In 2006 at the request of the Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County, the Employment and Training Institute conducted the job openings survey for the seven-county Milwaukee Region, including for a first time review of job needs and demand in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties.
Pawasarat, John and Quinn, Lois M., "An Analysis of Job Openings in the Milwaukee Region: Job Supply and Demand, prepared for the Private Industry Council of Milwaukee County, 2006" (2006). ETI Publications. 69.