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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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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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The Art of Appreciation: Top 12 Ways to Show Your Employees You Care
In today’s climate, post pandemic, mid economic recovery, and with Help Wanted signs on every corner, it’s more important than ever for employers to…
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How CareerForce is connecting people who need work with the employers who need them 
“Thank you for all your help and the connection you helped me make with the Dislocated Worker Program.”  That’s what one grateful recipient of a Good…
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CareerForce marks Workforce Development Month
September is workforce development month in Minnesota, a time to highlight what CareerForce staff and partners do every day to help connect people…
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The End of Enhanced Unemployment Benefits: What You Need to Know 
It’s safe to say we live in unprecedented times. A global pandemic, shocks to the supply chain, and myriad other disruptions make this a challenging…
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Employers: Ask CareerForce about On the Job Training!
Here’s what Mary Shumski, Workforce Development Representative at CareerForce in Fairmont heard from a satisfied local employer after they used the…