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  • Minnesota Cup Contest Under Way
    March 25, 2013 - Minnesota entrepreneurs and inventors are encouraged to submit their innovative business ideas for the Minnesota Cup contest. Participants in the ninth annual event will be competing for $200,000 in prize money for breakthrough business products or services in six categories.
  • State Gains 14,500 Jobs
    March 21, 2013 - Minnesota employers added 14,500 jobs in February, bringing total jobs in the state to near the pre-recessionary peak five years ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • State Exports Post Ninth Straight Record Quarter
    March 19, 2013 - Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products reached $5.13 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, posting their ninth consecutive quarterly record, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • Get Jobs Job Fair Planned for March 28
    March 18, 2013 - Job seekers can meet potential employers, learn job-search strategies andattend workshops during the annual Get Jobs Job Fair in Eagan on Thursday, March 28. Employers will be recruiting for hundreds of jobs, from entry-level to professional positions at this annual event, one of the largest of its kind in the Twin Cities.
  • Executive Director Named at Minnesota Trade Office
    March 15, 2013 - Kathleen Motzenbecker has been named executive director of the Minnesota Trade Office, replacing Katie Clark Sieben, who was appointed commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in October.
  • Application Deadline Extended to March 11 for Trade Mission
    March 07, 2013 - Businesses or individuals that wish to participate on Gov. Mark Dayton's trade mission to Germany, Norway and Sweden in June have extra time to apply. The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday, March 11.
  • Study Links Hiring Difficulties to 45 Percent of Job Vacancies
    March 07, 2013 - A new study found that 45 percent of job vacancies in select occupations in Minnesota were considered by employers to be difficult to fill because of skills mismatches, demand-side issues such as unattractive wages, hours or location, or a combination of the two, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • State Gains 12,100 Jobs in January
    March 05, 2013 - Minnesota employers added 12,100 jobs in January, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The department also released revised figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics showing the state gained 16,700 more jobs over the previous 21 months than originally reported.
  • Governor's Budget Invests in Job Creation, Growth
    March 01, 2013 - DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben today joined State Senators David Tomassoni, Matt Schmit, Vicki Jensen, and State Representative Shannon Savick to support Governor Dayton’s $30 million funding proposal for the Minnesota Investment Fund (MIF).