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UnitedHealth Group: Disability Employment in a Technology Company
With the 21st-century economy increasingly reliant on a dizzying array of new technologies, it’s no exaggeration to say that nearly every business in…
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Laid Off During Pandemic, Bruno Gets Training to Land Fulfilling Tech Job
Bruno was working as a leasing consultant, making $13 an hour, when the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in his layoff. At the time, Bruno was considering…
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Kevin’s Story: Overcoming Challenges to Work in IT for the State of Minnesota
Four years ago, Kevin had what turned out to be a pivotal conversation, although he didn’t know it then. The conversation happened when Kevin was…
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Why You Should Hire Someone With Disabilities
Hiring someone with a disability isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the lagniappe thing to do. What is lagniappe? Minnesota author and playwright…
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Minnesota High Schools Grow Young Women into a Strong Tech Workforce
2021 Computing Awards will be Celebrated on April 14 By Russell Fraenkel, IT Pathways Director, Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence Throughout…
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'We were able to buy a house!' How CareerForce changed Jeff and Sheila's lives
In 2019, Jeff and Sheila were living in a camper with no running water, electric or sewer. They were unemployed and living on $600 a month. “We both…
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CareerForce helps Ryan navigate job search challenges
Having not had to look for work for decades, Ryan was overwhelmed by all the things he had to do and the changes which had happened in the job search…
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Essential and Emerging Skills Sought by Minnesota Employers Now
“We can teach them the technical skills needed to do the job. We just want them to come with the work ethic and the ability to communicate to be a…
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Youth Career Connections
Employers across the state are struggling to fill open positions. High schoolers are striving to figure out their futures before they graduate.…
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How Ann got help reskilling for a great new career
Below is Ann’s story about how a layoff from her job as a claims examiner turned into a new career opportunity, thanks to Trade Adjustment Assistance…