by Lisa Thompson Have a fondness for trees? So do nursery owners. They grow trees from seedlings to sell to customers. Owners oversee many aspects of the business, from managing staff to ordering supplies to responding to orders to hand-on work in the nursery. This work involves learning about plants and trees through science, horticulture, … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: Nursery Owner
by Cameron Macht With more than 292,000 jobs in 8,500 businesses, manufacturing remains one of the largest employing industries in the state of Minnesota. In fact, it still accounts for about one in every nine jobs in the state, many of which tend to be higher-paying jobs. However, many jobseekers avoid looking at manufacturing jobs … Continue reading Manufacturing Employment Opportunities in Minnesota
by Rachel Vilsack A previous post highlighted the important role that women play in Minnesota’s labor market—from their record participation in the labor force to how the recession impacted women’s employment. One key piece in this discussion is the differences between the industries and occupations in which Minnesota women and men work. Top Industries for … Continue reading Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 2: What Do They Do?
by Lisa Leisenheimer In today’s economy, finding a job can be difficult. With many skilled people looking for work, employers can afford to be choosy. You need to provide a resume that will stand out from all the others even if the jobs you’re applying for aren’t a perfect match for your skill set. Employers … Continue reading Resume Booster: Volunteering for Leadership Roles
by Lisa Thompson Use your problem-solving skills to find common sense solutions as a green manufacturing engineer. People in this career are motivated to find innovative solutions that continuously improve products and reduce costs while adhering to green standards. They use statistics to trouble-shoot problems and must be able to communicate with employees at all … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: Green Manufacturing Engineer
by Kathy Kirchoff The new “retirement” for many includes continuing to work. The downturn in the economy has affected retirement plans and savings. According to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Center, over half (54 percent) of workers plan to work in retirement (.pdf) largely due to financial concerns. Besides financial concerns, there are many … Continue reading A Working Retirement
by Denise Felder Ex-offenders are people who have made serious mistakes, have gone to prison, and paid their debt to society. Now they are ready to start fresh. Finding a job is an important part of that new beginning. Hiring an ex-offender also has benefits for employers. The Odds of Re-offending Did you know … Continue reading Successful Employment Key for Ex-offender Transition
by Lisa Thompson Did you know that manufacturing accounts for one in every nine jobs in Minnesota? To recognize the value of manufacturing to the state’s economy, iSeek Solutions and partnering agencies will host a free online manufacturing career fair October 24-28 during the 2011 Manufacturing Week. Students, career changes, and job seekers can … Continue reading ISEEK to Host Free Online Manufacturing Career Fair