by Rachel Vilsack Does your smart phone go just about everywhere you go? If it does – and you’re also conducting a job search – here are some web applications to help you when you’re on the go. CareerOneStop now offers five mobile web applications to help you wherever you go: Find an American … Continue reading Job Search? There's an App for That
by Rachel Vilsack Does your smart phone go just about everywhere you go? If it does – and you’re also conducting a job search – here are some web applications to help you when you’re on the go. CareerOneStop now offers five mobile web applications to help you wherever you go: Find an American … Continue reading Job Search? There’s an App for That
by Rachel Vilsack Networking is important part of the job search process. It can help you learn inside information about jobs that are being created or not advertised. Everybody networks — at school, church, social activities, work, and online. Remember that networking is not the same as asking for a job, so you can do … Continue reading Networking: By The Seasons
by Rachel Vilsack According to a new report (pdf) from the MN State Demographic Center, workers with higher-order skills and education – or “talent” – are an important part of our state’s workforce. The ability to train, retain, and recruit talented workers will impact our current and long-term economic growth. So, how does Minnesota’s talent … Continue reading Measuring Talent
by Rachel Vilsack Manufacturing in Minnesota is facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. After the job losses of the Great Recession, employers are under pressure to meet pent-up demand by adding staff. Competition among firms is very high for experienced workers as older ones are retiring. Several commentators have argued that more manufacturing jobs could be … Continue reading Are There Skills Gaps in Manufacturing?
by Rachel Vilsack The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ recent report on veteran’s employment trends points to improving conditions nationwide. The unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time since September 2001 declined by 2.2 percentages point to 9.9 percent in 2012. Post September 2001, or … Continue reading Checking in on Veterans Employment Trends
by Rachel Vilsack Occupational therapists (OTs) help people who have mental, physical, or developmental disabilities. These disabilities are caused by birth defects, injuries, illnesses, or aging. Occupational therapists help people develop, recover, or maintain their living and work skills. The future job outlook for OTs is good in Minnesota and across the nation. Typical work … Continue reading Celebrating Occupational Therapists
by Rachel Vilsack Some job seekers face barriers to employment. This is especially true for job seekers who must address a felony or former offense in their job search. Don’t let your criminal background hold you back from meaningful employment! The New Leaf Workshop – held at WorkForce Center locations around Minnesota – is … Continue reading Turn Over a New Leaf