Running With the Wind: Trends in the Wind Energy Industry


by Cameron Macht Recently, labor market analyst Kate Aitchison reviewed job vacancy survey findings in the biofuels and wind energy industries.  Today, Cameron Macht, labor market analyst for the Central and Southwest Minnesota region, takes a more in-depth look at trends that are driving employment growth in the wind energy industry—both statewide and in southwest … Continue reading Running With the Wind: Trends in the Wind Energy Industry

What Career Development Can Do That a Job Search Can't


by Denise Felder What's the difference between job searching and career development? The two pursuits often include the same activities—polishing a resume, networking, and finding opportunities (paid or unpaid) to use your skills. It's the motivation behind these actions that makes them different.     Job searching has short-term goals, and produces concrete results: a job … Continue reading What Career Development Can Do That a Job Search Can't

What Career Development Can Do That a Job Search Can’t


by Denise Felder What's the difference between job searching and career development? The two pursuits often include the same activities—polishing a resume, networking, and finding opportunities (paid or unpaid) to use your skills. It's the motivation behind these actions that makes them different.     Job searching has short-term goals, and produces concrete results: a job … Continue reading What Career Development Can Do That a Job Search Can’t

8 Things Older Workers Should Look for in their Companies


by Teri Fritsma The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that by 2030, nearly 20% of the American population will be 65 or older, compared to just 12.4% in 2000.  As these workers retire, the U.S. could face serious worker and skill shortages.  Even in the midst of today's record high unemployment, some firms are getting the jump on this threat by … Continue reading 8 Things Older Workers Should Look for in their Companies