Green Career Spotlight: Nursery Owner


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

Manufacturing Employment Opportunities in Minnesota


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

Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 2: What Do They Do?


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?

Green Career Spotlight: Green Manufacturing Engineer


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

Successful Employment Key for Ex-offender Transition


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

ISEEK to Host Free Online Manufacturing Career Fair


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