by Princess Fanning The experience I’ve had while working with DEED has been a tremendous opportunity for me. I’ve met many new people and expanded my perspective on what’s out there in the world. I’d advise anyone who feels they want to strive for something more in life to go for it! Nothing is impossible. … Continue reading First Week on the Job
by Tim O'Neill Trucks are an essential mode of transportation for moving valued goods throughout Minnesota and the United States. With 481 firms supplying 2,197 jobs, Truck Transportation is also a major and necessary part of the economy in Northwest Minnesota. The growing economy will increase the need for Truck Transportation, and the aging workforce … Continue reading Trucking for Jobs in Northwest Minnesota
by Rachel Vilsack The Regional Analyst and Outreach unit at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is offering classes on labor market information this summer. These hands-on sessions are tailored to individuals who provide career counseling and job search assistance to job seekers. This 3-hour class will provide you with an overview … Continue reading Get Trained on How to Use Labor Market Information
by Goodwill Easter Seals ReEntry Services A gap in employment is a period of months or years in which one was not employed. An employment gap is caused by situations such as the inability to find work, going back to school, or serving a prison sentence. It will appear on your resume when you list … Continue reading How to Describe Gaps in Employment
by Alessia Leibert The newest survey from Minnesota’s Labor Market Information Office explores hiring difficulties through in-depth interviews with employers about their experience filling (or not filling) recently open positions. The most recent findings track Information Technology (IT) occupations, including software developers and computer support specialists. Hiring difficulties impacted 37 percent of vacancies in IT occupations. The reasons for the difficulties … Continue reading Hiring Difficulties for Information Technology Occupations
by Denise Felder It’s hard to avoid using a computer when applying for most jobs. Many companies require a person either complete an application on the company website, or use an on-site computer kiosk instead of filling out a paper application. Making mistakes when completing an online application could keep you from getting an interview. … Continue reading ‘Fake’ Online Application Helps Job Seekers Practice
by Rachel Vilsack Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces a chart showing median weekly earnings and unemployment rates by level of education. The trend is always the same: as your educational level increases your wages are likely to grow and your chances of being unemployed declines. But for college bound students or … Continue reading Education Pays
by Alessia Leibert If 2012 saw the biggest increase in Minnesota job openings since 2005, not all opportunities led to job creation. Some employers faced difficulties filling vacant positions, while others were still reluctant to commit to hiring and preferred waiting for the ideal job candidate to come along. The apparent contradiction between the availability … Continue reading Are Skills Scarce?