How Does Minnesota's Employment Look Today?


by Rachel Vilsack

A historic labor market event happened in Minnesota this July: our labor force exceeded three million people for the first time ever! With more people employed—and, yes, many people still unemployed, we continue to see growth in the number of jobs and opportunities across Minnesota. In fact, the private (that is, non-government) sector added 40,000 jobs over the past year alone.

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How Does Minnesota’s Employment Look Today?


by Rachel Vilsack

A historic labor market event happened in Minnesota this July: our labor force exceeded three million people for the first time ever! With more people employed—and, yes, many people still unemployed, we continue to see growth in the number of jobs and opportunities across Minnesota. In fact, the private (that is, non-government) sector added 40,000 jobs over the past year alone.

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Green Career Spotlight: Marketing Manager


by Lisa Thompson

Marketing means getting the word out about a product or service. It is driven behind the scenes by marketing managers. They are responsible for developing marketing plans that outline their company's efforts to sell their product or service. They often must gather and take in a lot of information at once, analyze that information, and make decisions quickly. They track market trends and coordinate product promotion.

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Balancing the Budget: Money Management for College Students


by Kathy Kirchoff

Once you’re in college, you’ll be on your own and responsible for your own bills and expenses. Money management is one of the most important things you need to learn. That means understanding the difference between what you need and what you want. Setting limits on your spending will start you out on the path to good spending habits.

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Green Career Spotlight: Supply Chain Analyst


by Lisa Thompson

You need materials and parts to make a product. This is where supply chain analysts come in. They increase operations efficiency through logistics and supply chain planning to reduce waste and the cost of transportation and storage. Work in this field requires running numbers, making forecast models, and effective communication skills.

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What Is a Green Manufacturing Job?


by Brant Ingalsbe

Have you ever thought of what it means to have a green manufacturing job? Does it mean that you construct solar panels or wind turbines? Does it mean you are a manufacturer’s sustainability manager or recycling coordinator? These are some examples of green jobs in manufacturing plants, but anyone working in a production plant can help make its operations greener.

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Get Your Two-year Degree ASAP


by Kathy Kirchoff

Do you want to earn your degree as soon as possible? The Adult Success through Accelerated Programs (ASAP) may be just the thing for you. This program at Inver Hills Community College is designed for adults who want to finish a degree quickly, may require a flexible schedule, or want to learn at their own pace.  Whether you’re just starting out, have worked for a while, or are returning to school, this may be a great way for you to get the degree you have been wanting.

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