Employment

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Target To Hire Fewer Seasonal Holiday Workers

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.

09/20/2013

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Minnesota Records Most Job Openings In 12 Years

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.

09/04/2013

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Study: Minnesota’s Median Household Income Declines Sharply

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.

09/02/2013

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Good Question: Why Is Unemployment Falling Faster In Minn. Than Other States?

While the national economy struggles, Minnesota’s unemployment rate just hit its lowest level in five years.

07/18/2013

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MN Unemployment Inches Down Again To 5.2 Percent

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.

07/18/2013

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Minn. Unemployment Rate Holds Steady In May

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.

06/20/2013

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Unemployment Rates Rise As Employers Add 175,000 Jobs

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.

06/07/2013

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St. Paul Company Aligns With Trade School To Create Skilled Workers

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.

05/04/2013

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Pinnacle Airlines: We’re Hiring 350 Positions

A new airline carrier is bringing hundreds of new job opportunities to the Twin Cities.

03/29/2013

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Minnesota Adds 14,500 Jobs In February

Minnesota is reporting another month of increased job postings, saying that February saw 14,500 total jobs added to the numbers.

03/21/2013

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Best Resources For Job Seekers In Minnesota

Minnesota employers are hiring, but how do you find them? Snag that ideal job with local resources to help you locate, secure and keep the career you are looking for.

02/15/2013

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Do Tax Increases Kill Jobs? Minn. Soon To Find Out

Whether tax increases kill jobs is one of the longest running arguments in politics. It’s about to get tested in a big way in Minnesota.

02/13/2013

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Minnesota Jobless Rate Drops To Pre-Meltdown Level

Minnesota added 9,100 jobs in December, bringing unemployment rates in the state down to levels not seen since before the financial crisis of 2008.

01/17/2013

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Unemployment Rates Drop Across Wisconsin Cities

Unemployment rates fell in all but one Wisconsin city and county last month. The state Department of Workforce Development released a report Wednesday that shows rates fell in 31 of the state’s 32 largest cities between September and October.

11/21/2012

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Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Unchanged For October

Minnesota’s unemployment rate held steady last month even as the state lost 8,100 jobs.

11/15/2012

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Reality Check: The Jobs Numbers

Republicans are crying “foul” over new jobs numbers showing the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8 percent – the lowest rate since President Obama took office.

10/08/2012

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Nearing Holidays Bring Early Gift: Employment

The holiday season will do more than bring presents to good boys and girls this year.

09/21/2012

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Minnesota’s Jobless Rate Inches Up

Minnesota’s unemployment rate edged up last month, though the state stayed below the national jobless rate.

09/20/2012

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Opinion: Romney Talks Tough On China But Romney And Bain Bought Chinese Factory

Mitt Romney and Bain Capital purchased a factory in China that took on the demand from outsourcing from other US companies. So they profited by increasing profits from companies they owned by shipping jobs overseas and they profited from other companies shipping jobs overseas by doing the work that used to be done in cities and towns across America.

09/17/2012

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Opinion: Auto And Bank Bailouts Prove Effective

On Monday, the Treasury Department sold 553,846,153 shares in AIG on Monday, turning an $18 billion profit on the $32.50 a share price.

09/11/2012

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Minnesota Economy Adds 6,800 Jobs In July

Minnesota employers added 6,800 jobs in July, the second month in a row that the state gained jobs.

08/16/2012

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$h*! … Minnesota Ranks High For Swearing At Work

A new survey finds four-letter words could impact your professional image more than you think.

07/25/2012

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Minnesota Adds Jobs, Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in June, stopping a three-month stretch of job losses. The jobless rate stayed at 5.6 percent for a third month, according to seasonally adjusted figures released Thursday by the Department of Employment and Economic Development.

07/19/2012

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MN’s New Job Figures Reflect Home Construction Growth

Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May held steady at 5.6 percent.

06/14/2012

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Opinion: Obama Has Failed His Young Supporters

President Barack Obama’s major support in the 2012 presidential election is the same age group that helped him cross the finish line as a winner in 2008. It’s the young people throughout the nation that […]

06/12/2012

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