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.
CareerOneStop recently wrote about 5 high-pay careers: no college degree required. Pay for these occupations start nationally at $35,100 and can pay as much as $78,800.
It is beneficial to know that some industries – particularly manufacturing – pay more for the same job. For example, salespeople selling products related to manufacturing are more likely earn more money than salespeople selling other types of good or services.
A new tool provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), you are now able to find out where graduates got jobs for every major educational program offered in Minnesota. This is a way for you to see how your degree or credentials match employer demand.
by Rachel Vilsack Does your smart phone go just about everywhere you go? If it does – and you’re also conducting a job search – here are some web applications to help you when you’re on the go. CareerOneStop now offers five mobile web applications to help you wherever you go: Find an American … Continue reading Job Search? There's an App for That
by Rachel Vilsack Does your smart phone go just about everywhere you go? If it does – and you’re also conducting a job search – here are some web applications to help you when you’re on the go. CareerOneStop now offers five mobile web applications to help you wherever you go: Find an American … Continue reading Job Search? There’s an App for That
by Rachel Vilsack Raising the federal minimum wage was a topic “raised” in the recent State of the Union address. Currently the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. A full-time minimum wage worker nets about $15,080 annually, before taxes. Let’s take a closer look at who makes minimum wage in Minnesota. According to … Continue reading Making Minimum Wage
Employers are hiring, according to Minnesota’s Job Vacancy Survey. There were 62,950 job openings in Minnesota in second quarter 2012, a 15.1 percent increase compared to one year ago and a 26.2 percent increase from last fall. These data suggest that the labor market is beginning to come back into alignment after the recession. But … Continue reading What's Happening to Middle Wage Jobs?