Minnesota businesses will see lower unemployment insurance taxes starting next year. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development says Tuesday that the unemployment insurance trust fund’s $1.2 billion reserve at the end of September was enough to trigger a tax cut.
Thousands of Minnesota veterans return home from combat duty every year. But when they get here, it’s sometimes tough to get a job. That’s only one of the struggles veterans face. Finding a job, getting health care services, fighting homelessness.
The federal government shutdown is now affecting Minnesota jobs. The state will lay off 105 health department workers immediately, and thousands of other federal workers in the state will face the same fate. And Congress appears to be standing still. According to Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office, he skipped out on his own event Monday to head back to Washington to work on ending the shutdown. Some disappointed constituents, like Michael Waring of Edina, said they wanted to talk with him about ending the shutdown – even if it means joining with Democrats to do it.
There 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.
Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.
Wednesday brought good news for anyone looking for a job. Minnesota’s new job numbers show that the second quarter openings reached the highest level in 12 years, with employers reporting more than 72,000 openings — an increase of 15.3 percent from the same period a year ago. But almost half of the openings are for part-time jobs that average about $12.50 an hour.
Labor Day is an appropriate time to take a look at employment and wage issues, but a new report by a St. Paul-based economic group is revealing some disappointing findings about how well we are doing here in Minnesota.
While the national economy struggles, Minnesota’s unemployment rate just hit its lowest level in five years.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate continued its downward trend in June, inching a tenth of a percent lower than May. The Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Thursday that the state’s jobless rate for June was 5.2 percent.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate is unchanged in May compared to the previous month, as employers added 8,400 jobs. That’s according to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development.
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a gain that shows employers are hiring at a still-modest but steady pace despite government spending cuts and higher taxes. The unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent in April.
At the J.W. Hulme Company in St. Paul, the empty seats at sewing machines tell the story of the biggest challenge for this booming leather goods manufacturer.
A new airline carrier is bringing hundreds of new job opportunities to the Twin Cities.
Minnesota is reporting another month of increased job postings, saying that February saw 14,500 total jobs added to the numbers.
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