5-county wage/benefit survey begins today


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Employers from Champaign and four neighboring counties are encouraged to complete an online employee benefits survey June 5-24. The survey is part of a wage and benefit study that will help employers in the participating counties benchmark their wages and benefits against county and regional averages. The study also will provide useful data to promote economic development.

Employers who complete the survey will be the first to receive a summary of the final study report in September, Marcia Bailey, director of the Champaign Economic Partnership, said. The report also will include wage data for Champaign, Clark, Logan, Madison and Union Counties. The Dayton Development Coalition will provide the wage data, which is collected regularly by Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., a consulting firm that supports workforce and economic development efforts.

Employers that do not complete the survey will not have access to the final report until January 2018.

Employers’ responses will be kept confidential, combined with those of other participants, said Dr. Wendy Gradwohl, a local consultant and associate professor and chair of the Wittenberg University Department of Business. She will analyze the data and produce the final report.

The survey is available through June 24 on the home page of the CEP website (cepohio.com) and at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017_Regional_Wage_and_Benefit_Study.

The regional wage and benefit study is made possible through a partnership of the Champaign Economic Partnership, Expand Greater Springfield, Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Madison County Future Inc., Union County Marysville Economic Development, and Ohio Means Jobs of Champaign, Clark, Logan, Madison and Union counties.

For more information, contact Bailey at 653-7200 or marcia@cepohio.com. Questions about survey items should be directed to Gradwohl at 937-475-6408 or wendygradwohl@gmail.com.

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Information submitted by Champaign Economic Partnership.

Information submitted by Champaign Economic Partnership.