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Unemployment Up In Most Wisconsin Cities, Counties

Unemployment is up in most major Wisconsin cities and counties between January and February.

03/25/2015

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General Mills Completes Plan To Cut About 800 Jobs

General Mills says that it has completed a plan to eliminate about 800 positions. The maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other packaged foods also reported mixed results for its fiscal third quarter as a stronger dollar pressured sales.

03/18/2015

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Dayton Says Target CEO Affirms Commitment To Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s received assurances from Target Corp.’s chief executive that the company will keep a robust corporate presence in Minnesota.

03/09/2015

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Outdoor Workers Welcome Warmer Weather

In contrast to the past few months, construction worker Josh Miller didn’t have to bundle up against ice, snow and biting wind before starting his outdoor job on Monday.

03/09/2015

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Rally Aims To Highlight Racial Employment Disparities In Metro Area

A report to be released on Thursday aims to highlight employment disparities in Minnesota. The groups Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Economic Policy Institute say they plan to hold a rally.

03/04/2015

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Walker Administration Reports 27,500 Job Growth Over Year

Gov. Scott Walker’s administration says nearly 27,500 private-sector jobs have been added in Wisconsin over the 12-month period that ended in September.

02/24/2015

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Walmart To Hire 400 In Mankato

A new Walmart distribution center will soon open in Mankato, but first they’ll need some workers to operate it. They’re looking to hire more than 400 employees. Those hired would begin work this spring to prepare for the summer grand opening.

02/21/2015

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Target Cutting 550 Jobs In Minnesota

The Minneapolis-based Target Corp. is reportedly shedding 550 jobs in Minnesota following the discount retailer’s retreat from Canada.

02/11/2015

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Local Business People Weigh In On Future Of Jobs For Minnesota Millennials

More millennials are calling the Twin Cities home. Minneapolis, St. Paul and select surrounding suburbs have seen population increases by this generation of more than 10 percent since 2007.

02/05/2015

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Minn. Unemployment Rate Drops Despite Job Losses

Minnesota’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in more than 13 years even though more than 5,000 jobs were lost in December.

01/22/2015

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Reality Check: Job Growth In The Midwest

The U.S. Government said Tuesday the nation’s economy grew at a whopping 5 percent annual rate last summer. That’s the fastest growth since 2003, including jobs coming back to the Midwest.

12/23/2014

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Officials: Unemployment Is The Lowest It’s Been Since May 2001

State officials say Minnesota employers added more than 6,000 jobs last month and that the state’s unemployment rate is now the lowest it’s been in more than a decade.

12/18/2014

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Hundreds Gather In St. Paul To Address State’s Workforce

The North Star Summit’s “Mapping Economic Prosperity for Minnesota” took place Monday in St. Paul.

12/08/2014

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Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Continues To Fall

The latest snapshot of Minnesota’s workforce is being released. State officials were expected to publish monthly employment statistics Thursday for October, including how many Minnesotans don’t have jobs.

11/20/2014

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Good Question: What Is The Keystone XL Pipeline?

Earlier Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote of 59 – 41. Immediately after the vote, Republicans said they’d bring up the issue again in January. The fight over this pipeline has been a long, contentious battle that began in 2008 when TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, applied for a construction permit.

11/18/2014

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GOP House Structure Leans Rural

Republicans taking over the state House are forming committees that emphasize their rural/urban split with Democrats. The GOP reduced the number of committees overall even as it added new panels to focus on mining policy and jobs in greater Minnesota.

11/18/2014

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Medical Supply Company To Bring Nearly 500 Jobs To Western Wis.

A Wisconsin medical supply company is growing. On Thursday they announced they’ll bring nearly 500 new jobs to people in the metro and in western Wisconsin.

11/13/2014

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Benefits Of Compensated Work Therapy Programs For Veterans

In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).

10/23/2014

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Reality Check: New Franken Ad On McFadden Is Misleading

A new TV ad by Democratic Sen. Al Franken claims his Republican opponent Mike McFadden searches the world for places to avoid paying taxes.

10/08/2014

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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.

10/03/2014

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State Agencies Sever Ties With Mpls. Non-Profit

A non-profit, accused of using grant money to fund lavish trips and a Costco membership, was shut down by the state on Friday. The state is seeking $600,000 back from Community Action of Minneapolis. The agency helps low-income families with heating bills and works to find people jobs.

09/26/2014

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Good Question: What Happened To The 9-To-5 Job?

With longer workweeks and busy kids’ schedules, some of us feel like we aren’t spending as much quality time with our families as we’d like. That’s how Eric from Mounds View felt when he wrote to WCCO. He wanted to know: What happened to the 9-to-5 job? “It has changed dramatically,” said Dr. Ernest Owens, a management professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Business.

09/23/2014

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Dayton Has Crucial Union Edge In Governor’s Race

Gov. Mark Dayton got a hero’s welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota’s first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.

09/22/2014

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Minn. Added 6,100 Jobs In August, Shrinking Unemployment

State officials say Minnesota added more than 6,000 jobs last month and unemployment fell to 4.3 percent, the lowest it’s been in nearly 8 years.

09/18/2014

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STEM Skills Are In Demand Across The Labor Market

In a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.

08/27/2014

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