We hope you enjoyed the first curated collection from the Minnesota FutureWork Series. MN FutureWork is a curation of articles highlighting current trends and news that impacts the industry, economy, students, job seekers, and career changers. These articles originate from various media sources throughout the country and carefully curated by our content curators.
Start your Friday morning today with a fresh cup of coffee, calming tea, or large glass of lemon-infused water and relax while you peruse the next series of MN FutureWork articles!
American manufacturing output is at an all-time high
By Simon Montlake
Christian Science Monitor
June 29, 2016
Medical workforce shortage affects health care in Minnesota
By Trey Mewes
Washington Post/Associated Press
July 16, 2016
This skill could save your job – and your company
By Mara Swan, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent, ManpowerGroup
World Economic Forum
August 31, 2016
Some companies have taken the next obvious step to filling jobs that sit vacant
By Nicole Sinclair
Yahoo Finance News
September 21, 2016
U.S. quietly works to expand apprenticeships to fill white-collar jobs
By Matt Krupnick
September 27, 2016
Will I need a license or certification for my job?
BLS: Career Outlook
The Minnesota FutureWork Series is a curation of articles highlighting current trends and news that impacts the industry, economy, students, job seekers, and career changers. These articles originate from various media sources throughout the country and carefully curated by our content curators.
We will post these curated articles weekly in a category called MN FutureWork.
The First Series
The skills supply chain must change as software eats the world
By Mark Muro
June 2, 2016
Three Megatrends Transforming Manufacturing
by Stephen Gold
June 3, 2016
The Growing Urgency of Government’s Quest for Talent
By Elizabeth K. Kellar
June 21, 2016
Half of the high-paying jobs in America now require this skill
By Catey Hill
June 22, 2016
How tech is reshaping work values and goals
By Peter B. Nichol
June 28, 2016
Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply
By Kate Davidson
Wall Street Journal
August 31, 2016
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