Lightcast provides a variety of interactive tools and customized solutions based on a library of more than 30,000 skills and matching algorithms anchored in artificial intelligence to make job and training matches between jobseekers and educators, workforce development, and employers.

What This Includes


  • Skills profile is created from resume and other information provided by the job seeker to identify skills from Lightcast’s skills library/database
  • Uses a jobseeker’s skills profile (based on the skills inventory) to make connections with in-demand jobs and training
  • Includes Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL), so that Career Coaches can recommend appropriate training based on skills needed


  • Student-facing resource designed to be used in educational or career guidance settings
  • Uses the skills profile to develop an upskilling and educational pathway, based on skills a student has, and skills needed to attain a career goal


  • Used to evaluate and map curricula and courses in higher education to skills and in-demand jobs

Career Coach

  • Guides jobseekers on developing a resume, discovering training and education programs, and finding great jobs at local businesses

Additional tools

  • Job Posting page showcases hundreds of millions of online job postings from local employers
  • Resume and Job Posting optimization tool uses labor market data to make matches between resumes and postings

Key Takeaways

  • Workforce development boards, career centers, and career placement services can use Skillfit to help jobseekers find jobs using local labor market data, based on their skills profile.
  • Skillfit focuses on connecting users/job seekers to available jobs, while SkillsMatch also focuses on making connections to educational and training opportunities that fill specific skill gaps and needs.
  • Lightcast can use its API (Application Program Interface) and skills database to design custom programs and solutions for a variety of educational and workforce needs.
  • Higher education faculty and curricula developers can use Skillabi to review and design courses to prepare students for in-demand jobs in their area, by providing them with the skills they need to secure those jobs.

Lightcast, formerly known as Emsi, is committed to using labor market data to connect people, educators, and employers to drive economic prosperity. Emsi started in 2001 and in 2021 merged with Burning Glass to increase the data the company could use to better serve its target audience. Emsi works with partners in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Australia.

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