The Research Unit is a resource for finding workforce and career information. It acts as a clearinghouse of all types of workforce and career information and packages this information in products that meet the consumers needs. The unit's staff is responsible for having a broad knowledge of the workforce and career information produced in ELMIB and in other State and Federal agencies. The unit, therefore, responds to questions and data requests on a daily basis. In this role, the Research Unit is frequently called upon to prepare special reports or presentations for economic development committees, other government agencies, reporters, and employers.