Labor Market Analysts

Our Regional Labor Market Analysts and workforce economists are the state's experts on the latest labor market intelligence, economic conditions and trends. They provide regions with accessible expertise, analysis services, training and presentations on special topics.

They also offer training on labor market intelligence for workforce development and economic development professionals. These hands-on sessions provide an overview and better understanding of the regional economy and job market.

Speaker Bureau and Regional LMI Contacts

DEED's labor market analysts and workforce economists are also available for presentations.

Our experts deliver more than 100 seminars, panel presentations, breakout sessions, briefings and trainings a year. They address local Workforce Investment Boards, classes at local colleges and libraries, meetings of human resource professionals, local chamber events, and conferences.

DEED typically provides speakers free of charge for events that are open to the public or organized by partners in Minnesota's workforce development and education systems. A fee may be assessed to present at closed or for-profit events. 

To schedule a speaker, we ask that you please complete a presentation request form and email it to DEED.LMI@state.mn.us or fax it to 651-282-5429. Please allow one week for your request to be considered.

Find an expert

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Oriane Casale651-259-7383
LMI Assistant Director
Economic and workforce trends, Minnesota's energy industry, employee benefits, career information

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Steve Hine651-259-7396
LMI Director
Economy and job market, business employment dynamics, industry trends, forecasting methods, economic cycles and recessions

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Tim O'Neill651-259-7401 
Regional Analyst - Twin Cities
Twin Cities economy and job market, industry trends, workforce availability, hiring demand

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Brent Pearson 651-259-7407 
Labor Market Analyst
Greater Minnesota economy and job market, industry trends, workforce availability, hiring demand, workforce commuting patterns

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Jan Saxhaug218-302-8413
Regional Analyst – Northeastern Minnesota
Greater Minnesota economy and job market, industry trends, workforce availability, hiring demand

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Dave Senf, 651-259-7410
Senior Research Specialist – Projections
Long-term occupational and industry employment projections, short-term employment forecasts, forecasting methods, economic cycles and recessions

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Rachel Vilsack651-259-7403
Regional Analysis and Outreach Manager
Minnesota and Twin Cities economy and job market, industry trends, workforce availability, recession impacts, skills shortages, workforce demographics

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