Early Retirees Say You, Too, Can Quit Working EarlyFor some, retiring early sounds like a fantasy, especially when recent studies suggest many people don't think they'll ever be able stop working. However, some Minnesotans who left the workplace long before the age of 65 told us it's possible if you stick to a plan.
More Americans Dismissing Notions Of Retirement, Study FindsIncreasing numbers of Americans are expecting to work well past the traditional retirement age, and in some cases they are dismissing the idea of retirement altogether. But health and a variety of other factors often get in the way of those expectations.
Minn. Unemployment Rate Drops To Lowest Level In Nearly 15 YearsMinnesota's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since March 2001. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that November's seasonally adjusted rate was 3.5 percent. That's the lowest since March 2001.
Ask An Expert: Turning Your Summer Job Into A Year Round GigGet advice about turning a summer job into the start of your career with tips from two career counselor experts.
More Women Freezing Eggs & Focusing On Careers FirstWhen and how women decide to have a family is changing. In some cases, women are postponing parenthood to focus on their career. Apple and Facebook are now even offering to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs.
Where Do Twin Cities Rank For Eligible Men With Jobs?If you're looking for "the one," it looks like the Twin Cities is one of the best places to meet your match ... at least if you're in the market to find a man with a job. Minneapolis and St. Paul collectively rank the fourth best in the nation when it comes to places to find eligible, employed men.
192K Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Holds In MarchU.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March in the latest sign that the economy is rebounding from a weak stretch brought on by a harsh winter. The Labor Department says employers added 192,000 jobs, slightly below February's total of 197,000.
U.S. Government Work Is Losing Cachet For SomeThere was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the country. But these days, many federal workers are frustrated, anxious and growing tired of being pawns in a never-ending political struggle over government funding.
College Grads Facing Tough Job Market College students graduating and entering the job market said it’s tough to find work right now. Katie Roehl graduated in May from the University of Minnesota with a degree in communications. “I’m really open to anything right now,” Roehl said.
Minnesota Adds 14,500 Jobs In FebruaryMinnesota is reporting another month of increased job postings, saying that February saw 14,500 total jobs added to the numbers.
Improv Comedy Helping Improve Communication At WorkMany people are afraid of getting up in front of a group to give a speech, but there's a popular way business professionals are getting over that fear. More and more people are taking improv classes.
MN's New Job Figures Reflect Home Construction GrowthMinnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May held steady at 5.6 percent.