FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 28, 2016
Regional Wage and Benefits Survey Begins
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Employers from Northeast Indiana are being asked to help local economic development programs by participating in a comprehensive survey of wages and benefits.
The online survey, which will gather accurate and up to date information about the local business environment, serves two key purposes:
- assist existing employers evaluate current compensation programs against the regional market and
- provide local economic development efforts a competitive information in attracting new investment.
The survey covers wages for about 150 salaried and hourly positions ranging from company president to custodial staff. The benefits portion looks at costs of health insurance and policies in areas like training, vacation and financial incentives including retirement and bonus plans. A workforce assessment section asks about skills, education, drug testing policies and forecasts for hiring and wage increases.
“With our wage and benefits survey, regional employers can tap into current and useful information to the business conditions critical to attracting skilled talent and creating new business investment in Northeast Indiana,” said John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.
The survey will reach manufacturing, distribution and medical employers in Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.
Data analysis and reports are prepared by an independent consultant and participant information is confidential.
For information about participating in the survey or obtaining reports on the results, contact the county’s economic development director by visiting www.neindiana.com/about-us/member-counties.
About the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership focused on generating business leads and building regional capacity through product development and effective regional collaboration. In 2010, the Partnership launched Vision 2020 to bring the region together around five key areas for economic growth: 21st Century Talent, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Quality of Life. Through its combined efforts in business development and capacity building, the Partnership supports its 11 member counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. For more information, visit www.neindiana.com.