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Jobs in Demand: Health Care and Social Assistance
The health care and social assistance industry has been at the leading edge of the coronavirus pandemic, providing essential health care services to…
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Connecting Minnesotans who need work with the senior care employers who need them
By Shawn Herhusky and Jessica Miller CareerForce is dedicated to finding ways to support people affected by layoffs, furloughs, and job loss by…
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Uncertainty in Southeast Minnesota
These are certainly unprecedented times, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating troublesome situations in a variety of ways in Southeast Minnesota. …
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Evolution of Employment Impacts across the State and in Northeast Minnesota
The effects of COVID-19 have not been felt evenly across industries, occupational groups, or geography. For the protection of public health, the…
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Slowing the Spread in Northwest Minnesota
Through April 25, about 46,000 applications for Unemployment Insurance (UI) had been filed by residents of Northwest Minnesota. If that sounds like a…
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Comparisons to Great Recession: Women Affected More than Men by COVID-19 Employment Impacts in Southwest Minnesota
There have been just over 28,150 Unemployment Insurance (UI) applications filed by workers in Southwest Minnesota from March 16 through April 28.…
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Where Things Once Stood: Metro Area Employment Situation Pre-COVID-19
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. As cases of COVID-19 spread to…
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Young Employees in Central Minnesota Experiencing Mass Job Losses for the First Time
In the second half of March through the first week in April, more than 40,000 workers in Central Minnesota filed UI claims, a nearly 2000% increase…
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Analyzing COVID-19’s impact on employment
I and my fellow workforce strategy consultants often receive questions about the current state of the economy in general and employment in particular…
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Migrant workers are essential workers
Thousands of migrant farm workers travel seasonally to Minnesota each year to help with cultivating and harvesting crops in several parts of the…