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It’s National Apprenticeship Week!
National Apprenticeship Week starts today and runs through November 21 – and it’s a great time to learn more about registered apprenticeship…
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Veteran finds hope and his dream job, thanks to CareerForce Veterans Employment Services
Frank, an Air Force Veteran, found himself laid off from his most recent civilian job due to COVID-19, only months after being laid off from the IT…
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Celebrating Minnesota Manufacturers 
Throughout the month of October, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has been celebrating the critical role…
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Inclusive Communication: Opening Up Doors of Understanding
You post a position. A week later, you receive a stack of qualified applicants. You see a resume that looks intriguing, and you think, “I have to…
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Laurie's great advice: treat job search like full-time job
Laurie had been working with CareerForce specialist Angele Hartell and other CareerForce staff for several months. That good work paid off when…
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Diversity in Manufacturing Initiative (DiMi): Increasing BIPOC Representation in Manufacturing 
Manufacturing is crucial to the strength of Minnesota’s economy and its jobs offer many opportunities for family-sustaining employment. Currently, …
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Sharing Disability Stories: Making an Inclusive Impact
“I read the job notice and saw that disclosing my disability would not be seen by the hiring manager and would not affect the application process.…
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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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Reasonable Accommodations: Employees are precious resources – keep them!
One of my employees just asked for an accommodation because of a disability. What should I do? The most important thing to remember is that the…