Listings of your local industries and businesses (who they are, what they do, how to contact them)
Your community (who, what, where people live and work)
Information on the type of skills and training employers are looking for
Why do I need to know?
Helps you understand your strengths (skills) and/or areas that might be barriers to finding employment or re-training.
Helps you find the right “employment” fit.
It is important to know about the company(ies) you are applying to: what they do, what they make, whether they are financially stable, etc. so that you can make informed decisions.
By understanding the business/industry you are applying to, you will be able to customize your resume and sell them on your skills and abilities; you will also be well prepared to answer their questions during an interview.
Assists when you are considering a career change and education or training programs.