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New DEED Fund Getting Results

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Tags: jobs

The Minnesota Job Creation Fund is starting to pay dividends.

Since the new program was launched in January, DEED officials have approved funding for eight Minnesota expansion projects that are expected to create 435 jobs in the next few years.
 


Keep on Truckin'

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:46 AM
Tags: jobs

Like a lot of industries these days, the trucking and transportation sector is thinking about its future workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average age of a commercial truck driver in the United States is 55. Who exactly is going to fill those and other driving jobs when baby boomers start turning in their ignition keys in the next few years?



Employment Makes Solid Gains in March

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Tags: jobs

Minnesota employment rebounded with solid growth in March after a slow start to the year that might have been related to the state’s worst winter in three decades.



State Officials Visit M State Bonding Project

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Tags: education, job training

Commissioners from two Minnesota state agencies visited Moorhead to show their support for $6.54 million in bonding that Gov. Mark Dayton is recommending for Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State). M State is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.


State Officials Make Bonding Visit to Dakota County Technical College

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:43 AM
Tags: Twin Cities, workforce, job training, education

Gov. Mark Dayton’s higher education bonding bill is the focus of a statewide tour underway, with visits this week at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities campuses in Rosemount and Moorhead.

The Evolution of Minnesota’s Jobs

Posted on April 03, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Tags: jobs

With the recovery in full swing, Minnesotans are heading off to work each day in record numbers. Minnesota’s nonfarm wage and salary employment reached a record high last year and was just 5,200 workers short of crossing the 3 million mark in February.

 



A Year to Remember

Posted on April 01, 2014 at 1:05 PM
Tags: jobs

There are many ways to measure the economic success of a state, from looking at the unemployment rate to tracking job creation and measuring the value of goods and services produced. Another indicator is the number of business expansions over the past year. If 2013 is any indication, then Minnesota’s economy is on a hot streak.



Minnesota's Liquid Assets

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Minnesota knows water, and not just because it has 10,000 lakes.

Some of the leading water technology companies in the country have operations in Minnesota, including Ecolab, 3M, GE, Pentair and Aeration Industries. More than 15,500 people work in the Minnesota water sector, and the state ranks among the top 10 exporters of water and water technology in the United States, producing foreign sales of $729 million in 2012.



Late-Year Surge Drives Export Growth

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Tags: exports

Minnesota exports came on strong late last year, growing at their fastest quarterly rate in more than two years.

Kathleen Motzenbecker, executive director of the Minnesota Trade Office, said this morning that state exports of manufactured, agricultural and mining products grew to $5.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6 percent increase from the same period a year earlier. U.S. export growth during that period was 4 percent.



State Adds Jobs for Sixth Straight Month

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 1:13 PM
Tags: jobs

Despite one of the coldest Januaries in recent memory, Minnesota employers continued to add jobs during the month.

DEED released figures this morning that showed the state gained 600 jobs in January – the sixth consecutive month of job growth in Minnesota. Total employment in the state is now over 2.8 million for the first time in history.



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