If you are an employer, you probably recruit workers who live within commuting distance of your firm. But for hard-to-fill positions you may have a broader recruitment area. In these cases, consider adjacent regions, states, or even the U.S. as a whole when setting affirmative action goals.
If you are a community representative or policy-maker, choose the region which best matches your constituency.
Greater Minnesota (Minnesota excluding all counties in metropolitan statistical areas)
Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Includes Minnesota’s Carlton County, St. Louis County. Also includes Wisconsin’s Douglas County.
Includes Minnesota’s Blue Earth County, Nicollet County.
Minneapolis-St. Paul MSA
Includes Minnesota’s: Anoka County, Carver County, Chisago County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Isanti County, Ramsey County, Scott County, Sherburne County, Washington County, Wright County. Also includes Wisconsin’s: Pierce County, St. Croix County.
Includes Minnesota’s Dodge County, Olmsted County, Wabasha County.
St. Cloud MSA
Includes Minnesota’s Benton County, Stearns County.
Communities can use this information to assess where or whether gender or racial disparities persist in the labor market.
Find Your Occupation
Occupations are named according to the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If your selected detailed occupation is not listed in the Affirmative Action Statistics packet, you may substitute the related broad occupation or group occupation listed in the occupation links below.