Precision metal manufacturing is a growing field in Minnesota, with plenty of job openings expected in the coming years. Machine operator Altheha DrePaul talks about her job and why she values a career in manufacturing.
Minnesota is known as the best place to live, work and play. And it’s the 10th most innovative state in the U.S., according to 2014 rankings by Bloomberg.
If you’re a student or other career explorer, you’ll want to check out manufacturing jobs. Workers in the field say it’s rewarding to make a product, great to have a well-paying job and pleasant to work in a modern and clean environment. And with Minnesota Manufacturers Week set for Oct. 19-25, now’s an excellent time to learn more about Minnesota's manufacturing industries.
This month we’re highlighting the manufacturing sector in Minnesota. Robust, versatile and always leading the pack, Minnesota's manufacturing sector is the backbone of the state's economy. Minnesota’s manufacturers produce everything from high-tech electronics to high-end food products and everything in between. Minnesota manufacturers are known the world over for high quality and innovation.
Despite the length of our recovery and the jobs that we have regained, the severity of the recession and the often feeble nature of employment growth still leave us shy of a complete recovery.
Anyone walking into a manufacturing plant today would see a stark contrast from what was common in the last century.
Much progress has been made toward correcting safety and health concerns of yesteryear and promoting a vibrant workplace. One thing hasn’t changed, though. The industry remains an important source of jobs, both nationally and in Minnesota.
Northern Minnesota, traditionally home to a strong goods-producing sector, was hit hard by the Great Recession. The economy is still solidly grounded in its rich natural resources and strong manufacturing base, but the health care and social assistance sector weathered the recession to emerge as the largest employer in the region.
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.
We’ve all seen the magnetic yellow ribbons on cars and the “Support Our Troops” bumper stickers, but it’s good to know that there are people who put that support into action and make a difference in veterans’ lives. DEED’s veterans employment representatives are some of those people.