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Protective Service Occupations in the Metro

2/28/2020 3:00:00 PM

Tim O'Neill

Fittingly firefighters, police officers, correctional officers, security guards, detectives and investigators are all found within the protective services occupational group. According to DEED’s Employment Outlook tool, occupations within protective services are anticipated to grow by 5.8% between 2016 and 2026 in the Twin Cities metro region. While that is equivalent to more than 1,600 net new jobs, additionally there will also be nearly 15,000 labor market exit openings in protective services during this time, as current workers retire or otherwise leave their current positions. The Metro Area is going to need people interested in working in protective services occupations both today and in the near future.

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