The Cost of Living Tool from DEED estimates the “basic-needs” cost of living in Minnesota. This tool calculates the total annual cost of items like child care, food, health care, housing, transportation, and taxes. The calculation does not include savings, restaurant meals, or entertainment.
Good news for job seekers! The state is seeing the highest number of job vacancies in 14 years.
The career and education landscape is changing. Recent Minnesota legislation now requires all students starting in 9th grade to have a Personal Learning Plan. If you’re in middle or high school, it means you will be hearing more about a Personal Learning Plan this next school year. If you are anxious to start thinking about some of these areas now, a new tool on the ISEEK website can help. MyMnCareerPlan is for middle and high school students to plan a successful transition to career and college
Due to staffing changes, iSeek Solutions will not produce a 2015 edition of MnCareers this fall.
by Denise Felder -- College students and workers looking for well-paying health care positions can use the trusted information in the Career Exploration and Student Success Toolkit, the Virtual Career Network, and the Job Seekers Guide in all stages of their job search. These three career exploration resources are produced by partners in the Health … Continue reading How to Search for Health Care Positions
by Rachel Vilsack ~ No matter where you are in your career, take time to consider what you like, what you're good at, and whether your job is making the best use of your talents. Career assessments can help identify your skills, interests, values, or other traits. These are then matched to a broad list … Continue reading What’s Your Interest?
by Rachel Vilsack -- A blog last month looked at the issue of Minnesota’s minimum wage. As the Minnesota Legislature resumed session this month, there has been continued discussion on increasing the state’s minimum wage. This raises the question: How many jobs, in which regions, and in which occupations, would be affected if there were … Continue reading A New Minimum?
by Rachel Vilsack -- Minnesota’s high labor force participation – or the percent of the population working or looking for a job – is a key factor in future job growth. It’s also a measure of worker availability, which can fluctuate as youth enter the labor force for the first time, job seekers stop looking … Continue reading Measuring Labor Force Participation