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Commuter survey aims to lure jobs
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All local car, van, bus and rail commuters are invited to complete an online survey through June 16 to help identify and attract industries that match the workforce skills found in the regional labor market.
 The City of Manteca and other local municipalities are partnering with the City of Tracy as the lead agency in collecting important data about the workers who reside in each community and across the region. This five-minute survey includes questions about home and work locations; commute mode of travel; employment status and type of job; specific skills and education levels.
“Our local population of workers who commute to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley are a unique resource for Manteca and the region,” noted Manteca Mayor Steve DeBrum. “Our goal is to bring quality employment opportunities closer to home, giving these workers more career choices locally. We believe shorter commute times can help workers balance work and commuting with family time and other personal and community obligations.”
This first of its kind study is a collaboration between the communities of Tracy, Manteca, Lathrop, Mountain House, Livermore and Dublin, along with the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE), the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (SJRTD), the San Joaquin Council of Government (DIBS), and Prologis. The objective is to gather useful real time data for business attraction, instead of relying solely on statistics from the 2010 US Census. The City of Tracy and Prologis hired the New York firm Newmark Grubb Knight & Frank to administer the survey and analyze the data.
The public is encouraged to visit to participate.