The picture is not entirely rosy. Manufactures also face a challenge that has lingered since the country emerged from the Great Recession: a dearth of workers.
During its first 10 months of service, the center managed to assist nearly 500 people to find jobs.
The Metropolitan Economic Development Association’s Mini MBA program is tailored for ethnic minority business owners.
While Minnesota state government spending with minority-owned vendors has grown over the last three years, it still represents only 5.4 percent of the $2.5 billion the government spends with vendors each year.
Author Emily Baxter points out that while 1 in 4 people in the U.S. has a criminal record, 4 in 4 have a criminal history.
Today, though hard data is hard to come by, those who advocated for its passage say it’s made employers more open to hiring formerly incarcerated candidates.
DEED doesn’t have complete data for the holiday season yet. But the state’s retailers added more jobs in September and October than they had in a decade.
The company has invested $30 million to grow the Best Buy Teen Tech Centers to provide participants with hands-on, yearlong after-school activities in programming, filmmaking, music production and design.
DEED will spend more than $160 million on workforce training programs in 2018. How does it know what it’s getting for its money?
Businesses across Minnesota have increasingly been in dire need of skilled workers.
The initiative, which is tailored to get participants to earn certificates in the construction and health care industries, is meant to graduate 1,000 people in the next two years.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey, the number of minority-owned companies in the U.S. grew by nearly 5 percent in 2014.
Of the state’s job vacancies in the second quarter of 2017, 44 percent were part-time (less than 35 hours per week), and 15 percent were temporary or seasonal.
Workforce expert offers plenty of techniques that business leaders can use to find, train and retain qualified workers — without support from any state initiatives.
The MN Job Match platform operates much like an online dating website.
Goodwill-Easter Seals was one of seven organizations nationwide to receive the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services first-ever “Employer of Excellence” designation.
During the 2016-2017 school year, the Right Track program trained and placed nearly 900 young people in jobs in St. Paul, with most of those participants coming from communities of color.
A new study puts Minnesota sixth for the number of good jobs held by people without college degrees.
To prepare them for the tech workforce, which boasts more jobs than workers, the program equips participants with coding experience and certificates. It then connects them to paid internships.
Most suburban police departments in the metro are overwhelmingly white. A group of police chiefs is hoping they’ve found a way to change that.