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  • Lueken’s Village Foods Workforce to Receive Training
    April 24, 2015 - DEED has awarded Optivation-Bemidji State University a $49,572 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program grant to train 43 leaders of Lueken’s Village Foods in south Bemidji.
  • Minnesota to Teens: We're Hiring
    April 23, 2015 - Job prospects for Minnesota teenagers have improved considerably since the recession, with the average unemployment rate for young people ages 16 to 19 falling to 11.4 percent in 2014, according to figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • Rahr Corporation’s Shakopee Location to Become World’s Largest Single-Site Malting Facility
    April 20, 2015 - ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded $610,000 in Job Creation Fund resources to Rahr Malting Corporation on Friday, helping position the Shakopee-based company to begin its $68 million expansion and addition of 28 full-time employees. One of Minnesota’s longest-standing family businesses, Rahr manufactures malt and distributes ingredients for the brewing and beverage industry worldwide.
  • State Gains 7,800 Jobs in March
    April 16, 2015 - Minnesota employers add 7,800 jobs in March, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • St. Cloud Foundry Expansion Supported by Lt. Governor Visit
    April 15, 2015 - Today, Lt. Governor Tina Smith visited Grede Holdings LLC’s St. Cloud facility to discuss the foundry’s $17.5 million expansion plan. When the project is completed, Grede expects to add 30 jobs at its St. Cloud site.
  • First Year of Job Creation Fund Spurs Investments, New Jobs
    April 08, 2015 - Companies have committed to investing $344.3 million and creating more than 1,800 jobs in Minnesota since the Job Creation Fund was launched last year, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • Andersen Opens New Bayport Plant
    April 06, 2015 - Andersen Corporation, the country’s largest window and door manufacturer, announced today the investment of more than $45 million in facilities and equipment in a major expansion of its Cottage Grove and North Branch, Minn., operations.
  • Job Vacancies Climb to 88,900 in Fourth Quarter
    March 31, 2015 - Job vacancies in Minnesota rose to 88,900 in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 47 percent increase from the same period a year earlier, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
  • New Job Skills Partnership Grants Fund 15 Training Partnerships Statewide
    March 24, 2015 - DEED has awarded grants totaling $2,000,907 under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 1,675 current workers and new hires.
  • Minnesota Cup Accepting Applications
    March 23, 2015 - The 11th annual Minnesota Cup — the largest statewide entrepreneurial competition in the United States — is accepting applications for the 2015 contest. Minnesota residents have until May 8 to submit entries to compete for a record $327,000 in prize money.
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