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25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: job search, workforce

Sign that reads rehabilitationThe Americans with Disabilities Act, the landmark legislation that extended civil rights protections and promoted greater opportunity, access and equality to millions of Americans with disabilities, was signed into law 25 years ago on July 26. Join State Services for the Blind and other groups in celebrating this milestone event at the Minnesota History Center on Sunday, July 26.


The Benefits of Hiring Bilingual Employees

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: workforce

Multilingual work team

Bilingual employees offer employers many advantages.

Studies have found that people who can speak more than one language enhance the workplace; these individuals are often skilled multitaskers with impressive communication skills. Bilingual employees can also make the workplace more productive for others.


Job search workshops at the Veterans Career Fair

Posted on July 08, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: veterans, job fair

Image of American flagIn between visits to a record number of 170 employer exhibits at the Veterans Career Fair, here’s how to make your job search even more effective. 

Try a workshop. Three are scheduled. Take them all in before the Career Fair is over.


The magic behind the scenes: Event planners pull the levers

Posted on July 01, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Woman working at a deskIt’s the season of job fairs, art fairs, weddings, graduations and reunions of all kinds. 

Ever think about what it takes to pull off an event of this magnitude and potential impact? 

Organizing an event of any size takes nearly superhuman powers.


Finding great employees through MinnesotaWorks.net

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: job search

Have you ever wondered if Minnesota employers use MinnesotaWorks.net, the state’s largest job bank, to recruit new employees – and not just browse resumes?


For former offenders there's New Leaf

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: interviewing, job search

Job interviews can make many job seekers nervous. For people with less than perfect job histories or former offenders the prospect of a job interview can be even more daunting. How should you answer questions about your spotty work record? How do you handle questions that home in on your past criminal activity?


Construction industry booming – Attend industry hiring events

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: job search, interviewing, workforce

If you’re interested in a job in the construction industry or considering industries to target your job search, we urge you to attend the upcoming construction industry onsite hiring events in Bloomington and Rochester. This industry offers a range of career opportunities, everything from field to professional, that pay high wages. And you don’t need an expensive four-year college degree to land a job.


Get ready for MN Vets Career Fair – July 15

Posted on June 03, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: veterans, job fair, job search

The Minnesota Veterans Career Fair, the largest event of its kind in the state, is on deck for Wed., July 15. And if you’re a U.S. military veteran seeking a job or career, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with employers and educational institutions and attend job search workshops.

But it’s not enough to just show up if you’re seriously looking for a new position.


A word to teens entering the job market: Engage your support system

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Tags: job search

The summer labor market for teens has changed dramatically in recent years.


What every employer wants

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM
Tags: job search, resumes

Preparing for a job interview can be time-consuming and nerve-wracking. Instead of spending all that energy preparing answers for every imaginable interview question, use a larger lens. Ask yourself: "If I were the hiring manager, what are the qualities I'd need to see in a person before I’d be willing to say, 'You're hired'?"


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