College students and workers looking for well-paying health care positions can use the trusted information in the Career Exploration and Student Success Toolkit, the Virtual Career Network, and the Job Seekers Guide in all stages of their job search. These… Continue Reading How to Search for Health Care Positions
No matter where you are in your career, take time to consider what you like, what you're good at, and whether your job is making the best use of your talents. Career assessments can help identify your skills, interests, values,… Continue Reading What’s Your Interest?
A blog last month looked at the issue of Minnesota’s minimum wage. As the Minnesota Legislature resumed session this month, there has been continued discussion on increasing the state’s minimum wage. This raises the question: How many jobs, in which… Continue Reading A New Minimum?
Minnesota’s high labor force participation – or the percent of the population working or looking for a job – is a key factor in future job growth. It’s also a measure of worker availability, which can fluctuate as youth enter… Continue Reading Measuring Labor Force Participation
Real estate agents say that a house feels more like a home when there is furniture in it, making it easier to sell. Central Minnesota is home to more than one-fourth of the state’s employment in furniture and related product… Continue Reading Industry Spotlight: Furniture Manufacturing
Whether you’re a student, job seeker, or just someone thinking about your career direction, there’s a new resource for you. Visit the Career Exploration and Student Success Toolkit to learn more about yourself and find careers that are a good… Continue Reading Career Exploration and Student Success
This month, many recent college graduates will go into student loan repayment after a grace period of six months. The excitement of graduation has worn off and with your first loan payment approaching, you may be scrambling to try and… Continue Reading Financial Wellness: Student Loan Repayment Plans
Last session the Minnesota Legislature debated on whether to raise the minimum wage. The session closed with the House approving a bill that would raise the wage to $9.50 an hour by 2015. A similar bill is expected to be… Continue Reading Making Minimum Wage