This report summarizes the findings from a study of labor market conditions in
Polk County in the Spring of 2010. The purpose of the study was to examine the
existing and anticipated demand for labor in the county.
Data for the study are drawn from completed questionnaires elicited by the Polk
County Economic Development Corporation from seventeen employers. These
interviews obtained information on characteristics of the establishments, vacant
positions and recruitment efforts, training, retention of employees, and benefits and
wages offered in the firm. See Appendix A for a copy of the questionnaire used in these