Government, employers and nonprofit organizations are trying to raise awareness about manufacturing jobs — and to combat some negative stereotypes.
Programs to help entrepreneurs of color can play a big role in bridging the employment and income disparities that exist between black and white Americans in Minnesota.
A Q&A with James Burroughs, who was appointed to his post by Gov. Mark Dayton in April.
Minnesotans from racial minority groups are struggling to land full-time employment related to their majors, and often earn less than their white counterparts.
A recent report released by the Minnesota Budget Project reveals that many racial and ethnic groups continue to face high unemployment rates.
In its first year, the program trained nearly 320 people in Minneapolis.
Hardy’s appointment comes at a time when the Governor and policymakers are increasingly emphasizing equity in conversations about the state’s economy.
The problem: the limited availability of clinical placement slots for MLS students, a critical requirement of their training.
According to a recent survey, many parents and teachers push young people to attend four-year universities in pursuit of prestigious professions — despite the fact that many manufacturing workers are well-paid and in-demand.
Developed by two Minnesotans, Queblo has created a bilingual digital hub that connect workers, contractors and homeowners across a language and cultural divide.
Though the MJSP has awarded millions in grants over the years, some say the state could do much more to make sure minority-owned businesses are taking advantage of such opportunities.
The initiative is meant to tackle persistent economic disparities in the region by connecting more people to county jobs as baby boomers retire.
The new opportunity center aims to offer a more “holistic” approach to addressing employment issues, tailored specifically to the community it serves.
The Career and College Academies seek to address employment issues by tackling “the core problems” in high school education.
Minnesotans have known about the huge disparities between whites and communities of color for years. How to close those disparities is another question.
A snapshot of what the current job climate looks like in Minnesota — and what it’s expected to look like in the future.