"Our mission: to unlock new possibilities in the labour market"

Short presentation of the company profile

Lightcast is the world’s leading authority on job skills, workforce talent, and labour
market dynamics, providing expertise that empowers businesses, education providers,
and governments to find the skills and talent they need and enables workers to unlock
new career opportunities.

With engineers and data specialists continually collecting and analysing data from
thousands of job boards, company websites, online resumes, employee profiles, and
traditional government sources, the company produces the most comprehensive, up-todate picture of the labour market available.

Lightcast market research, analytical software, and data expertise is used by companies
across the globe to better understand their own workforce and identify skilled and
diverse talent for future growth. The company also guides colleges and universities in
connecting their programmes to the needs of the local labour market, and advises
government entities in creating more effective programmes for economic prosperity.

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

Brief description on why you joined the project as an associated partner​

At Lightcast we are committed to unlocking new possibilities for our partners with skills and labour market data. The MERLOT project is an excellent opportunity for us to meet and collaborate with organisations that value a skills-based approach. We are looking forward to collaborating on opportunities for solutions where our universal taxonomies, technologies and data will add end-user value within the MERLOT initiative.

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Products / Services

Conducting research is simple with Lightcast tools — explore interactive maps and graphs, share them with your team, and cut extensive data processes that waste resources down to a few clicks. Spotlight, our European data tool, allows you to explore skills demand and labour markets locally, regionally and nationally, as well as compare places, even across national borders. Talent Transform, our workforce analytics solution, enables skills-based management through the creation of externally benchmarked skills profiles.

With direct access to the robust datasets that power our software, the Lightcast Data API offers ultimate flexibility and custom reporting. Create custom data displays and applications.

Our applied research teams and data scientists can leverage the full range of Lightcast data to answer your questions and uncover strategies for your success.



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Via Giosue’ Carducci 32
20123 Milan, Italy

Lightcast, 10 Sarum Hill
Basingstoke RG21 8SR, Hampshire
United Kingdom