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What CareerForce services are available at this time?
During this time of COVID-19 response and preparations, we are encouraging employers, career seekers and others who need job search assistance to…
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Marriage, Children and Money in Central Minnesota
If you have ever thought about having children, you might have asked yourself: can I/we afford children? This common but difficult to answer question…
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Where Do Graduates of Northeast Postsecondary Schools End Up?
It’s important to know where postsecondary graduates end up to understand the regional school-to-employer pipeline. It’s important to know where…
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Protective Service Occupations in the Metro
Fittingly firefighters, police officers, correctional officers, security guards, detectives and investigators are all found within the protective…
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The Gig Economy: Nonemployer Statistics
An important contributor to the regional economy that isn’t covered by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data program is that of…
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One sector’s steady job growth in SW MN
Despite economic fluctuations in the region across other industries, health care and social assistance providers in Southwest Minnesota have…
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Aligning education to workforce needs 
When students choose a field of study to major in, they require information on the employment opportunities likely available to them when they…
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Benefits cliff in NE MN
One of the challenges we hear about often from employers and others in our work as CareerForce Workforce Strategy Consultants is the benefits cliff…
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An EPIC career exploration opportunity for central Minnesota students
CareerForce is partnering with numerous businesses and community organizations to host Exploring Potential Interests & Careers (EPIC) on Friday,…
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Northwest Minnesota Job Growth: Trends Through 2026
Northwest Minnesota is projected to attain 4.2 percent job growth between 2016 and 2026. That places Northwest in the middle of the pack for planning…