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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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Dayton Aims To Increase State’s Disabled Workforce

More workers with disabilities may find jobs with Minnesota under a new order from Gov. Mark Dayton. Dayton’s executive order this week directs state agencies to hire more employees with disabilities.

08/07/2014

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Wis. Supreme Court Upholds Collective Bargaining Law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence.

07/31/2014

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Looking For A Job? The Minnesota State Fair Is Hiring

There’s still time to find a job at the Minnesota State Fair. Spokesperson Brianna Schutte says they have a number of options. “Ticket taking, custodial work, sales position, working in food booths,” Schutte said. She said there are some conditions.

07/19/2014

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S. St. Paul Beef Plant To Temporarily Close, 300 Lose Jobs

A South St. Paul beef packing plant is temporarily shutting down, leaving 300 people without a job. Dakota Premium Foods officials say the closure is due to an extremely short supply of cattle.

07/03/2014

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Hey College Grads, Here’s What Not To Do In A Job Interview

In a couple of weeks, college students will be graduating — and hopefully interviewing — for jobs in their chosen fields.

04/30/2014

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‘Suits For Soldiers’ Helps Homeless Vets Get Back Into Workforce

For hundreds of homeless veterans across the state of Minnesota, getting their hands on a nice business suit could be life changing.

04/27/2014

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Survey: Mpls. Workers Are Quite Early To Arrive

If the saying “the early bird gets the worm” holds true, a lot of Minnesotans are getting quite a few worms. A new report from the data website FiveThirtyEight compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau to find the average time people arrive to work in various cities.

04/23/2014

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Minnesota Gains 2,600 Jobs In March

For the first time in state history, Minnesota’s labor force surpassed three million, thanks to a good month of March.

04/17/2014

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Tips To Get Your Website To The Top Of A Google Search

Increasing the digital presence of your business may be easier than you think. A strong digital presence can increase revenue, even for businesses that rely on walk-in traffic.

04/07/2014

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Tips To Get Your Website To The Top Of A Google Search

Increasing the digital presence of your business may be easier than you think. A strong digital presence can increase revenue, even for businesses that rely on walk-in traffic.

04/07/2014

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Schwag: Top 5 Promotional Gift Ideas

If you are trying to get more recognition for your business, promotional items are an effective tool. But all schwag is not created equally.

04/07/2014

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Schwag: Top 5 Promotional Gift Ideas

If you are trying to get more recognition for your business, promotional items are an effective tool. But all schwag is not created equally.

04/07/2014

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192K Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Holds In March

U.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.

04/04/2014

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Now Hiring: Job Fair For Vikings Stadium Project

If you’re looking for a job and want to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings stadium project, Minneapolis is the place to be Thursday, April 3.

04/03/2014

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Top 10 Negotiation Tips For Beginners

Every negotiation presents either a missed opportunity or one that can move your business plan forward.

03/31/2014

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Payday: A Comparison Of Three Popular Payroll Systems

Make payroll an easy, streamlined task with these three payroll systems for small businesses.

03/31/2014

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Payday: A Comparison Of Three Popular Payroll Systems

Make payroll an easy, streamlined task with these three payroll systems for small businesses.

03/31/2014

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Ticks Up In Feb.

Minnesota’s unemployment rate has climbed slightly to a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent, with employers cutting 100 jobs. The rate for February was one-tenth of a point higher than January’s figure.

03/27/2014

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Comparing CRMs: Customer Relationship Management Systems

Streamline the way you operate by choosing the best Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for your small business.

03/24/2014

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Comparing CRMs: Customer Relationship Management Systems

Streamline the way you operate by choosing the best Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for your small business.

03/24/2014

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Top Ways To Make An Office Green (And Save Money)

Going green in your office can do more than just create a healthier environment, it can also create a healthier bottom line.

03/24/2014

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