Department Of Employment And Economic Development
Minnesota officials announced a new loan fund Thursday that offers start-up businesses up to $250,000 in interest-free help. Gov. Mark Dayton and his top economic development official described the Angel Loan Fund, which was established using federal money but administered by state officials.
Brazil and South Korea are the latest countries where Minnesota officials are preparing to open trade offices. The state Department of Employment and Economic Development on Monday advertised for contractors to help it open the offices in both places.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped below 5 percent for the first time in nearly six years as the state climbs further out of the deep hole caused by the Great Recession. The Department of Employment and Economic Development reports Thursday that October’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent.
Many consumers seek out American-made products, and now there’s an easy way to take it a step further and find goods and supplies produced by Minnesotans. It’s a new Made In Minnesota online directory from the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Minnesota has rebuilt the employment level it saw prior to the last recession and then some. A report Thursday from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development shows 12,200 jobs were gained in August.
Minnesota added 4,300 jobs last month but the state’s unemployment rate stayed at 5.2 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Online, they advertise management positions offering good pay. But people who’ve been hired told WCCO that’s not what they’re getting. Anna lives in the Twin Cities. She didn’t want us to use her last name. She says she’s still afraid after where her job search went months ago. “I just couldn’t believe what they were doing,” Anna said.
Minnesota House Democrats pushed ahead Monday on a big spending increase for state programs aimed at creating new jobs.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in January but state officials say the state has more than 12,000 new jobs compared to a year earlier.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate has dropped another notch to 5.7 percent. The Department of Employment and Economic Development officials released statistics Thursday while describing job gains and losses in various sectors for November.
Gov. Mark Dayton is appointing a new commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to make the final call on construction projects benefiting from a $47.5 million development fund that sparked intense competition.
Ninety Minnesota communities are seeking a total of $288.4 million from a state business development fund for projects ranging from sewer upgrades to recreational facilities.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate has clocked in at a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent for March, which remains well below the rate this time last year and the national average.
New figures show Minnesota gained 15,500 jobs in January, nudging the state’s unemployment rate down a tenth of a point to a seasonally adjusted 5.6 percent.