by Jennifer Rosand Changing to a health care career comes with many questions. Maybe you are wondering where to start. Or maybe you are wondering if it will work for you. Regardless of where you’re at, keep these important things in mind. You’re not alone. Even if you don’t know anyone else who is … Continue reading Making the Move to a Career in Health Care
by Lisa Thompson Keeping a production line moving is the job of production supervisors. They manage the line workers building the actual products. They review schedules of what needs to be done and prioritize so orders aren't delayed. When production problems occur, they work with those on the production line to find workable solutions. … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: Production Supervisor
by Cameron Macht After suffering through severe job declines during the recession, job growth has slowly returned to the state of Minnesota. From the first quarter of 2010 to the first quarter of 2011, Minnesota gained almost 33,000 net new jobs, a 1.3 percent increase. Thankfully, job growth was spread across the state, with … Continue reading Job Growth Returned for Many Regions, Counties Over the Last Year
by Lisa Thompson There are few high school students who look forward to taking (and, in some instances, retaking) college admissions test like the ACT or SAT. Yet, it’s something of a rite of passage if you plan to go to a four-year college or university. But why are they even required? Comparing students … Continue reading College Admissions Test = Student Success?
by Rachel Vilsack Economists traditionally study how a society distributes resources to produce goods and services. They conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends and develop forecasts to inform decision-making. Environmental economists have a similar aim, but instead conduct economic analyses related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: Environmental Economist
by Lisa Thompson The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system is committed to helping veterans or service members achieve their education and career goals. Launched in September 2010, http://www.veterans.mnscu.edu serves as an entry point to state colleges and universities services for veterans, current service members, and their families. Online advisors are available to … Continue reading MnSCU Serves Veterans and Military Service Members
by Rachel Vilsack Women are a significant part of the workforce in Minnesota. In fact, Minnesota women have the third highest labor force participation rate in the county and one in four Minnesota businesses is owned by a woman. While men and women work in the same industries and even the same occupations, their pay … Continue reading Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 3: How Much Do They Make?
by Kathy Kirchoff Are you an older worker who wants to go in a different direction with your work life but not sure how to do it? Have you been you laid off and unable to find work? If this sounds like you, consider a mid-life internship or “midternship”. Midternships are designed to help … Continue reading Over 50? Be a Midtern