If you’re a student or other career explorer, you’ll want to check out manufacturing jobs. Workers in the field say it’s rewarding to make a product, great to have a well-paying job and pleasant to work in a modern and clean environment. And with Minnesota Manufacturers Week set for Oct. 19-25, now’s an excellent time to learn more about Minnesota's manufacturing industries.
Northern Minnesota, traditionally home to a strong goods-producing sector, was hit hard by the Great Recession. The economy is still solidly grounded in its rich natural resources and strong manufacturing base, but the health care and social assistance sector weathered the recession to emerge as the largest employer in the region.