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Overcoming Barriers, One Step at a Time
When you think about it, a white cane is a pretty rudimentary tool. There’s nothing high tech about it. There’s not much by way of design or…
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Education and Training for a Manufacturing Career 
Many manufacturing jobs can be started with a high school diploma and employer provided on-the-job training. There are also many opportunities for…
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Reasonable Accommodations: Employees are precious resources – keep them!
One of my employees just asked for an accommodation because of a disability. What should I do? The most important thing to remember is that the…
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Consider a Career in Manufacturing! 
Manufacturing jobs pay well. In fact, average annual wages for workers in Manufacturing in Minnesota are $70,860 – that’s 10% higher than wage across…
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Defining Disability and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 
People with disabilities are not “them,” they are “us”. Nearly everyone is affected by disability in some way. Odds are that you, or someone you know…
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Workforce Shortage a Central Theme in New Minnesota Economic Trends Labor Market Research Articles
Every quarter, the Labor Market Information (LMI) Office of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) publishes a slate…
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Greater Workforce Shortages in Greater Minnesota
Many businesses across the state – and across the country – have had a hard time finding employees this year.  But the hiring difficulties can’t just…
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Thank you, CareerForce 
“Thank you for all the work you do. Please know that it makes a difference.”  “Want to tell you how much I appreciated your kindness when I was going…
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A Good Jobs Now call connects Lynn with CareerForce resources
Lynn was laid off during the pandemic and not aware of all the career exploration and job search resources available to her, until she got a call in…
St. Cloud Area Career Fair
CareerForce in St. Cloud hosting in-person career fair September 29
People looking for work in the St. Cloud area have a great opportunity to meet dozens of local employers hiring now. CareerForce in St. Cloud is…