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Business First Stop touches St. Cloud foundry expansion at ‘speed of commerce’

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Tags: business expansion, Central MN, jobs

When Lt. Governor Tina Smith congratulated Grede Holdings LLC’s $17.5 million expansion in St. Cloud, she hat-tipped Minnesota Business First Stop.

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Job Vacancies in Minnesota at Highest Level Since 2001

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:07 PM
Tags: jobs

Minnesota employers are adding jobs – and at a record level. According to DEED’s latest Job Vacancy Survey findings, Minnesota has nearly 90,000 open jobs – that’s the most in nearly 14 years.

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Construction on New Education and Career Center Begins this Summer

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:23 PM
Tags: jobs, education, Twin Cities

The West Broadway Education and Career Center, a new service center focused on providing education and workforce development opportunities and health services in one North Minneapolis location, is expected to open next summer.

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DEED Goes to Work to Give Vets a Certain Future

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:13 AM
Tags: veterans, jobs

In 2014 DEED’s work to strengthen talent, innovation and trade in the state made tremendous headway. Clearly, Minnesota veterans embody an enormous amount of talent. Here are some ways DEED burnished their credentials even more.

 

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Minnesota Momentum: The Nation is Taking Notice

Posted on July 03, 2014 at 5:03 PM
Tags: unemployment, small businesses, jobs, news, workforce

While the national economy still isn't firing on all cylinders, the engine is really revving up in Minnesota. Lots of good things are happening, and business pundits, economic analysts and list makers from around the country are taking notice. Here are just a few of the recent accolades that have come our way.

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Measuring Employment Outcomes for Graduates

Posted on May 08, 2014 at 8:53 AM
Tags: jobs

When students decide to major in a field of study, they often lack important information about labor market outcomes. Are there jobs in their field? What do they pay? Is the industry stable enough to ensure long-term employment?

 

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The Great Recession and Disability Employment

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 11:25 AM
Tags: jobs

The Great Recession sent shock waves through the U.S. labor market, with more than 8 million people, including 160,000 Minnesotans, losing their jobs from the end of 2007 through 2009. People with disabilities were among the hardest hit populations during that period, with their employment rates declining even more dramatically than the general population.

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New DEED Fund Getting Results

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Tags: jobs

The Minnesota Job Creation Fund is starting to pay dividends.

Since the new program was launched in January, DEED officials have approved funding for eight Minnesota expansion projects that are expected to create 435 jobs in the next few years.
 
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Keep on Truckin'

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:46 AM
Tags: jobs

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?

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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.

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