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) … Continue reading How Does Minnesota's Employment Look Today?

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) … Continue reading How Does Minnesota’s Employment Look Today?

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 … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: Marketing Manager

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 … Continue reading Balancing the Budget: Money Management for College Students

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.   … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: Supply Chain Analyst

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 … Continue reading What Is a Green Manufacturing Job?