What Women Really Want: Better Work Opportunities


by Kathy Kirchoff Are you looking for a job that fits your life and work needs, offers advancement opportunities and better pay? Then you need to match your interests and goals to Minnesota’s high-paying and in demand jobs, many of which offer the career advancement you desire when making a career choice or re-focusing your career … Continue reading What Women Really Want: Better Work Opportunities

Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 3: How Much Do They Make?


by Rachel Vilsack Women are a significant part of the workforce in Minnesota. In fact, Minnesota women have the third highest labor force participation rate in the county and one in four Minnesota businesses is owned by a woman.   While men and women work in the same industries and even the same occupations, their pay … Continue reading Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 3: How Much Do They Make?

Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 2: What Do They Do?


by Rachel Vilsack A previous post highlighted the important role that women play in Minnesota’s labor market—from their record participation in the labor force to how the recession impacted women’s employment. One key piece in this discussion is the differences between the industries and occupations in which Minnesota women and men work.   Top Industries for … Continue reading Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 2: What Do They Do?

Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 1: An Introduction


by Rachel Vilsack If you follow business trends, you might already know that Minnesota has some of the hardest-working women in the country. The labor force participation rate of women averaged 67 percent in 2010, eight percent higher than the national average, according to data (.pdf) produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only two states … Continue reading Minnesota Women in the Labor Force – Part 1: An Introduction

What Women Need to Know about Salaries


by Teri Fritsma There may be some skeptics out there, but the data is clear: women, on average, still earn less than men.  Sex differences in education, experience, and career choices can explain some of the gap, but not all of it.  For example, take just college graduates who work full-time.  Men's median weekly wages are $1,243, while women's are $932 for … Continue reading What Women Need to Know about Salaries