JSI- The People and the Company
The JSI Team- we're data people. A group of like minded people who are really excited about labor economics, data and broadly distributing labor market information via the Internet. We love the fact that we can put valuable information in the hands of a 19 year old student and a Fortune 100 company, in the same second.
When we started JSI in 2007, we all agreed that, "Data should proliferate." No walled gardens or false barriers. Just produce great data and make it easily accessible. Now we deliver millions of analyses to job seekers, students, employers and consultants each year.
In 2009, after doing a couple of licensing agreements with high profile organizations, we started to think, "We may end up as THE data shop for a lot of organizations and businesses." Now, with licensees and resellers in academia, career planning, HR, comp consulting, staffing industry, IT and engineering- dozens of organizations have concluded that licensing and then reselling data from JSI is easy, practical and very cost effective. It's just a good business decision. When it comes to compensation benchmarking, a lot of businesses trust our salary data for market pricing their staffs- over 5,500 businesses as of October 2015, in fact. We view the integrity of our data as the single greatest responsibility we have as a Company.
The JSI data shop- we specialize in salary data, quantitative analysis of compensable factors, and labor market analytics. We have established a database of almost every worker in the U. S., from educational history through to current employment. This is the functional equivalent of a longitudinal study of more than 130,000,000 workers.
We are at the forefront of educational attainment and how it translates into career outcomes. Our work in providing college outcomes data to students, advocacy groups and colleges is ground-breaking. Our database of college graduates’ employment outcomes is unparalleled.
A few words about our data development methods-
we have invented a portfolio of patented and patent pending statistical techniques which enable us to generate statistically significant data sets, and deliver these data instantly to our user base. Our data are retrieved from establishment surveys which represent over 400,000 U. S. businesses. The data are derived from over 50 different resources within a wide range of government agencies and educational institutions. These resources include and are not limited to: U. S. Department of Labor, U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, U. S. Census Bureau, Common Data Set Initiative, U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U. S. Federal Reserve.
- No convenience samples or client survey data are included in our data sets.
- All data are derived from surveys conducted within the past 12 months.
- Our salary data programs deliver results when a minimum of 25 respondents are included in an occupation in a geographic region.
JSI's Open Data System- In order to benefit workers, students and businesses, data should proliferate. Onerous contracts, bundling schemes and non-compliant 'standards' are all impediments to everything that a forward thinking business would engage in. JSI’s data structure is built on BLS metropolitan statistical areas, North American Industry Classification System and O*NET occupational classifications- all of which are free, publicly available standards that ensure the greatest ease and data integrity when mapping to your own internal or other data.
We have sincere gratitude for our clients as we, of course, could not exist without your business. Our way of saying ‘thank you’ is by offering what we believe is a great product at fair price, and working every single day to bring you better data and better suite of programs.
With regards, the JSI TEAM
JSI Management, L to R: Peter - database architecture. Paul - program development, intellectual property, President. Lauren - UI and design. Will - search and data. Ike - algorithm development. Gene - statistical analysis. JSI's management were trained and employed by: MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Wesleyan University, UCLA, U. S. Dept of Labor, U. S. Congressional Budget Office, the RAND Corp and other academic institutions.