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Hiring individuals with multiple abilities
So often the hiring process focuses on what people can’t do, rather than what they can do. Although this might seem like the most efficient way to…
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Colin's Story: Seeing a World of Career Opportunities
“They made me feel part of the family,” that’s how Colin described working as an intern at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic…
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A Career and Technical Education Jamboree
More than 100 attendees participated in the Central Minnesota Manufacturing Association (CMMA) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Jamboree on…
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Apprenticeship 101 for the Construction Trades
Faced with a tight labor market and with many employers having difficulty hiring new workers, the city of Duluth hosted the first Northeast Minnesota…
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An Aging Workforce – Challenges and Opportunities
The data is clear, and the trend is eye-opening: the Twin Cities Metro Area’s population is getting older. Since the turn of the century, the Metro…
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Southeast Minnesota’s Young Workers
With a current ratio of just six job seekers for every 10 open positions in Southeast Minnesota, employers are desperately looking for more workers.…
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Hidden Talent Pools: Benefits of Hiring Employees With A Disability
The Southwest Minnesota CareerForce and partners held a December event for employers focused on the benefits of hiring employees with a disability. …
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New Americans and the Labor Force
Throughout its history, Leading CareerForce partner Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program (RMCEP) has assisted thousands of individuals…
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Why Minnesota employers hire veterans
We reached out to Minnesota employers and asked them why they specifically seek out veterans when they are hiring. Here’s what they said, in their…
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Young veterans strengthen local workforce in Northwest Minnesota
Veterans Mike (left) and Zach (right) bring valuable skills to their employer. In many parts of Greater Minnesota, a large number young adults leave…