The 2018 FORA Jobs Survey Report summarizes and compares 2017 and 2018 Jobs Survey outcomes as success metrics for Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA) Economic Recovery Goals. Primary and secondary research techniques were used including online business searches, email surveys, and in-person/phone communications. The survey area was limited to the former Fort Ord boundary, and reported results include existing and near-term projected full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) positions. Survey results will be incorporated in FORA’s Annual Report as directed by the Base Reuse Plan (BRP) Context and Framework (18.104.22.168 (c), pg. 208).
132 employers and 5652 positions were identified within the former Fort Ord boundary, representing a 14% (694 jobs) increase in total jobs since 2017, with majority being full-time positions. Business types on the former fort Ord include: professional services (42%); retail/food service (23%); education related (19%); recreation (8%); and military (6%). Military-related account for the largest employment group, followed by education-related, professional, retail and recreation. These results represent an overall 31% progress towards the 18,000 BRP post-Fort Ord jobs target.