Trucking for Jobs in Northwest Minnesota


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

Get Trained on How to Use Labor Market Information


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

Hiring Difficulties for Information Technology Occupations


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

‘Fake’ Online Application Helps Job Seekers Practice


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