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Veterans benefit from DEED services

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Tags: veterans, job search, unemployment, resumes, interviewing

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.  



Labor Secretary Perez Visits Burnsville WorkForce Center

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 1:56 PM
Tags: job training

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez packed a lot of activities into his visit to the Twin Cities last Friday, including touring DEED’s Burnsville WorkForce Center and participating in a roundtable with workforce development professionals.



Commissioner Highlights Bonding Proposal to Fund Civic Center Expansion in Mankato

Posted on May 09, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Tags: Commissioner, economy

DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben visited the Mankato area for a day of site visits with local businesses and stopped at the Verizon Wireless Center to highlight Gov. Mark Dayton’s bonding proposal that would provide the city $14.5 million to fund an addition to it. 



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?

 



Commissioners Visit Bonding Projects at NHED colleges

Posted on May 05, 2014 at 2:30 PM
Tags: Northeast MN, education, Commissioner

DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben and Office of Higher Education Commissioner Larry Pogemiller visited International Falls, Grand Rapids and Hibbing to underscore their support for $3.3 million in bonding that Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing for four Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) colleges. They are Hibbing, Itasca, Rainy River and Vermilion community colleges. 



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.



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.
 


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?



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.



State Officials Visit M State Bonding Project

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Tags: education, job training

Commissioners from two Minnesota state agencies visited Moorhead to show their support for $6.54 million in bonding that Gov. Mark Dayton is recommending for Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State). M State is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.


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