Plans and Reports

State of the Workforce

Reimagination and Recovery After the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board engaged BW Research to develop a state of the workforce analysis as the region begins to come out from under the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unprecedented turmoil in the economy and labor force caused by the pandemic has left thousands of local workers unemployed and businesses shuttered. One silver lining of the destruction and upheaval caused by the pandemic is an opportunity to reimagine the world of work. The data in this report seek to not only discuss what effects the pandemic has had, but also generate thought and discussion around opportunities to revise the world of work and workforce development in Monterey County.

Male warehouse worker pulling a pallet truck.