Innovations Changing the “Maintenance Crisis”


by Ashley Halligan Last month I wrote an article outlining five of the most in-demand positions in the facility management world. While researching the article, I interviewed Joel Leonard, President of SkillTV; who talked about the “maintenance crisis.” Leonard defines the maintenance crisis as the collapse of the skilled workforce as baby boomers not only retire, … Continue reading Innovations Changing the “Maintenance Crisis”

Explore Health Care Careers with the Virtual Career Network Website


by Jamie Buss Health care is one of the fastest growing industries with many in-demand occupations. By 2020, the health care industry is projected to reach over 22 million jobs in the United States.  Health care careers are available for all levels of skill and education.    This week, the American Association of Community Colleges … Continue reading Explore Health Care Careers with the Virtual Career Network Website

What Women Really Want: Better Work Opportunities


by Kathy Kirchoff Are you looking for a job that fits your life and work needs, offers advancement opportunities and better pay? Then you need to match your interests and goals to Minnesota’s high-paying and in demand jobs, many of which offer the career advancement you desire when making a career choice or re-focusing your career … Continue reading What Women Really Want: Better Work Opportunities

Looking Global – Take Your Job Search International


by Rachel Vilsack If your search for a job includes the possibility of moving to or working in another country, there are some important factors to consider.  You may need to assess your options and develop a strategy before actively beginning your job search.  This could include defining your job search goals (what kind of … Continue reading Looking Global – Take Your Job Search International

The Start of Something New


by Cameron Macht As the economy has started to recover, opportunities for job seekers are increasing.  So, too, are opportunities for people to strike out on their own and start their own businesses. Self-employment is a very important – but often overlooked – component of local economic health, especially in rural areas. In Southwest Minnesota, self-employment … Continue reading The Start of Something New