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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?

 



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.


State Officials Make Bonding Visit to Dakota County Technical College

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:43 AM
Tags: Twin Cities, workforce, job training, education

Gov. Mark Dayton’s higher education bonding bill is the focus of a statewide tour underway, with visits this week at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities campuses in Rosemount and Moorhead.

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.



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