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MnDOT Bridge Architect Designer thanks Vocational Rehabilitation Services staff
After being committed to a group home following a suicide attempt, Melissa applied for Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) at the Department of…
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Working with Vocational Rehabilitation Services can help achieve career goals
When Andrew graduated from college in 2007, he was having a hard time finding a job. Often, he would get an interview, and once the employer realized…
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CareerForce helps this youth create path to success
Sean first started utilizing CareerForce resources in 2016 when he was a high school student in Staples-Motley, where he was participating in the…
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CareerForce helped this veteran find new work that feels like family
Russell is a former member of the U.S. Army and Iraq veteran who lives in central Minnesota. This is his story of finding employment success at…
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CareerForce partner helps others find fulfilling employment
Jeremiah is a military veteran who successfully completed his bachelor’s degree in urban planning, but was having a hard time finding a position in…
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CareerForce helps military veteran find work that matches her calling
When Beth first contacted DEED’s Veteran Employment Program, the former Navy Medical Corpsman was employed as a registered nurse, but it was not the…
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Roller coaster labor force growth
While Minnesota has enjoyed a steady increase in labor force participants year after year, the Southwest planning region has experienced ebbs and…
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Filling the pipeline
After adding 25,000 new workers since the turn of the century, the labor force in the 26-county Northwest region surpassed 300,000 workers in 2015,…
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Inflation and you
Last month’s Central Local Look covered the relationship between monetary policy and the labor market, specifically how demand for workers can lead…
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Community and social service occupations
Focused on making things better for other people, community and social service occupations include social workers, counselors, and religious workers…