Green Career Spotlight: Production Supervisor


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

Job Growth Returned for Many Regions, Counties Over the Last Year


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

Green Career Spotlight: Environmental Economist


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

MnSCU Serves Veterans and Military Service Members


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

Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 3: How Much Do They Make?


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?