Working Behind the Scenes


by Cameron Macht Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services is one of the fastest growing and highest paying industry sectors in Minnesota. However, like the work these consultants perform, much of this growth happened behind the scenes.   The Industry After expanding almost 40 percent over the last decade, there are now nearly 3,100 Management, … Continue reading Working Behind the Scenes

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

A New Resource for IT Professionals


by Rachel Vilsack Some professions, like information technology, are employed in every industry sector to one degree or another. With nearly 80,700 people working in computer-related professions, Minnesota ranked fourth in the Midwest and 17th among states nationwide that employed such workers in 2010. These professionals fuel Minnesota’s high-tech industries, from hardware and software manufacturing, IT … Continue reading A New Resource for IT Professionals

Make LinkedIn a Career Networking Strategy


by Sharon Boerbon Hanson LinkedIn exists to make connections between career professionals. It’s an online professional networking site the way Facebook is a social networking site. Take your use of LinkedIn to another networking level using three simple strategies:   1. Make a statement about yourself that helps build your network. At the top of … Continue reading Make LinkedIn a Career Networking Strategy