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Keep on Truckin'

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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Like a lot of industries these days, the trucking and transportation sector is thinking about its future workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average age of a commercial truck driver in the United States is 55. Who exactly is going to fill those and other driving jobs when baby boomers start turning in their ignition keys in the next few years?



Employment Makes Solid Gains in March

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Tags: jobs

Minnesota employment rebounded with solid growth in March after a slow start to the year that might have been related to the state’s worst winter in three decades.



The Evolution of Minnesota’s Jobs

Posted on April 03, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Tags: jobs

With the recovery in full swing, Minnesotans are heading off to work each day in record numbers. Minnesota’s nonfarm wage and salary employment reached a record high last year and was just 5,200 workers short of crossing the 3 million mark in February.

 



A Year to Remember

Posted on April 01, 2014 at 1:05 PM
Tags: jobs

There are many ways to measure the economic success of a state, from looking at the unemployment rate to tracking job creation and measuring the value of goods and services produced. Another indicator is the number of business expansions over the past year. If 2013 is any indication, then Minnesota’s economy is on a hot streak.



State Adds Jobs for Sixth Straight Month

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 1:13 PM
Tags: jobs

Despite one of the coldest Januaries in recent memory, Minnesota employers continued to add jobs during the month.

DEED released figures this morning that showed the state gained 600 jobs in January – the sixth consecutive month of job growth in Minnesota. Total employment in the state is now over 2.8 million for the first time in history.



Water Technology Summit

Posted on February 26, 2014 at 9:33 AM
Tags: jobs

Water technology is big business in Minnesota, accounting for more than $729 million in foreign sales alone in 2012. Minnesota is among the top 10 exporters nationally of water and wastewater treatment technology, and the industry employs nearly 15,500 people in the state, including engineers, hydrologists and conservation scientists.



Help Wanted in the Manufacturing Sector

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Tags: jobs, manufacturing

Manufacturers throughout the state are struggling to fill openings, according to the latest round of DEED’s Minnesota Hiring Difficulties Survey. Based on a survey of manufacturers last spring, two-thirds of the industry’s job openings in Minnesota were classified as hard to fill.



Making a House a Home

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
Tags: job training, jobs, manufacturing

Along with the housing industry, kitchen cabinet manufacturing in central Minnesota is simmering again. Jobs in the 13-county region jumped 27.4 percent from 2010 to 2012, which was more than five times as fast as the state as a whole, which gained 4.8 percent.



Future Jobs in Construction

Posted on February 06, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Tags: jobs

Today’s sold out Minnesota Construction Industry Conference in Bloomington is an opportunity for industry professionals to network and to learn more about new state programs, services, and regulations and rules.

The conference also offers a chance for the industry to take stock of where it’s been and where it’s headed.



A Tale of 25 Cities

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM
Tags: jobs

Last August, Minnesota achieved a milestone when DEED announced the state had recovered all the jobs that were lost in the recession. But not all cities in the state have fared the same in the recovery, with some still struggling to bring job totals back to pre-recessionary levels.



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