Just for Veterans – Networking and Career Events


by Rachel Vilsack This Memorial Day week, it’s important to remember the many Minnesota veterans who have bravely and proudly served this county. Networking and career events can help veterans in career transition get back to work.   While people use many methods for find jobs, studies have shown that the most successful strategy is … Continue reading Just for Veterans – Networking and Career Events

Just for Veterans – Explore Careers and Training Opportunities


by Rachel Vilsack This Memorial Day week, it’s important to remember the many Minnesota veterans who have bravely and proudly served this county. For veterans in career transition or still transitioning to civilian life, there is help to get you back to work.   If you are a veteran living in Minnesota, learn more about … Continue reading Just for Veterans – Explore Careers and Training Opportunities

Job Advice for New College Graduates


by Rachel Vilsack Recent reports on college graduates’ prospects in the job market are grim. Unemployment and underemployment of graduates rose during the Great Recession and continue to remain high. In 2012, Minnesota teens and young adults had the highest unemployment rates at 18.6 percent for teens (age 16 to 19) and 7.7 percent for … Continue reading Job Advice for New College Graduates

Be a Smarter, More Effective Job Seeker


by Heather Isaacs Often when I facilitate workshops at the St. Paul WorkForce Center, I’ll introduce myself as a “professional job seeker,” because I've changed jobs many times over the years between layoffs and planned moves. All of this practical experience keeps me current in sharing with job seekers what works in getting a job. In this … Continue reading Be a Smarter, More Effective Job Seeker

Job Outlook for Minnesota Teens


by Nicholas Dobbins In recent years, young Minnesotans looking for summer jobs have faced significant challenges. Today, the economies of both Minnesota and the United States are slowly recovering, and labor markets are improving along with them. Minnesota’s overall unemployment rate has been declining, and we have nearly matched our pre-recession job total. Some of … Continue reading Job Outlook for Minnesota Teens