We unlock new possibilities in the labor market

As the global leader in labor market analytics, we illuminate the future of work with data-driven talent strategies. But we’re more than simply a firehose of labor data — we’re a team of industry experts who build relationships with our clients to help them make better, faster decisions.

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What we do

Formerly Emsi Burning Glass, Lightcast finds purpose in sharing the insights that build communities, educators and companies, and we take pride in knowing our work helps others find fulfillment, too.

We bring clarity to the labor market, guiding our customers through a complex and changing world and giving them the competitive advantage they demand. Our expertise provides the lens to connect the right people with the right roles (and training) in the right places.

We believe data isn’t just numbers — each data point represents real people and real opportunities for growth. Our solutions not only progress companies, educators, and communities but also individuals in their careers.

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How we do it

Lightcast uses the world’s most advanced data analytics to provide insights needed to build and develop people, institutions and communities.

The fact is, we pioneered analysis of workforce intelligence data, collecting millions of job postings and career profiles daily to provide near-real-time insight into a fast-changing labor market. And now, researchers use our database of more than 1 billion job postings and career profiles to examine the future of work, mapping the ways technological change is reshaping jobs and what workers need to know to keep up. Our software products and APIs combine these innovative sources with traditional government labor market information to guide our clients - Educators, Employers, and Economic Development Organizations - in navigating the dynamic labor market.

In addition to our software products, which allow clients to do their own analysis, we provide custom research services for clients facing particular challenges.

Our goal is to illuminate and clarify labor market strategies while guiding customers through the complex and changing world of work.

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Our data is the foundation of everything we do

Where you can find us

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and Moscow, Idaho, we are active in more than 30 countries and have offices in the United Kingdom, Italy, New Zealand, and India. Lightcast is backed by global private equity leader KKR.