UW System Cuts Dozens Of Positions In Cost-Saving MeasureThe University of Wisconsin System has eliminated dozens of administrative and academic affairs positions in a cost-saving move — both to help cope with state budget cuts and as part of a long-term streamlining plan.
Target Lays Off Another 235 In Twin CitiesAnother round of layoffs has struck Target Corp. in the Twin Cities. The company eliminated 235 positions Tuesday from its headquarters in Minneapolis and satellite offices in St. Louis Park and Brooklyn Park. It also cut 40 positions from its IT Center in India.
Union Expects Recall Soon Of All Laid Off Minntac WorkersThe United Steelworkers union says it expects all laid off employees at U.S. Steel's Minntac mine to be recalled in the next two weeks. In a statement on the Local 1930 website, local president Lowell Carlon says the company has already recalled 68 maintenance and other employees in preparation.
Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault's Economy, ResidentsIt has been nearly three weeks since the last reported case of the bird flu in Minnesota. But the state has been hit hard since the outbreak began in March. About nine million turkeys and more than 100 farms have been lost.
Minnesota Agency Employees Warned Of Layoffs Get New NoticeMinnesota state government employees warned this month of potential layoffs have gotten new notices canceling the threat.
U.S. Bancorp CEO Warns Of Possible LayoffsThe head of Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp warns that he might have to lay off some of his employees if interest rates don't start climbing later this year. Chairman and CEO Richard Davis made that comment at a conference this week.
Steel Dynamics Idles 2 Iron Range Operations, Cuts 200 Jobs More layoffs were announced Tuesday on northern Minnesota's Iron Range, this time at Mesabi Nugget in Hoyt Lakes and Mining Resources in Chisholm. Their Fort Wayne, Indiana-based parent company, Steel Dynamics Inc., said in a statement that the operations are being idled effective immediately, meaning the loss of about 200 positions for at least two years.
Jennie-O Lays Off 233 Workers In Faribault Due To Bird FluJennie-O Turkey Store says it's laying off 233 employees at its processing plant in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault because of bird flu outbreaks that have cut the number of available turkeys.
House GOP Finalizing Bid In Education Funding DebateRepublicans in the Minnesota House are firming up their stance on one of the session's biggest issues: education. A floor session on the GOP's education budget was expected to last hours Saturday. The House would spend about $157 million more on schools and families over the next two years. The bulk of that is in money districts can use however they like.
House, Senate Move To Provide Help To Idled Taconite WorkersA measure that has won initial backing of Minnesota House and Senate lawmakers would ensure that Iron Range taconite workers are eligible for unemployment benefits when several plants are idled in coming months.
US Steel To Idle Part Of Minntac; 680 Layoffs ExpectedU.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday it plans to idle part of its Minntac plant at Minnesota's biggest iron mine, resulting in about 680 layoffs. It's the latest symptom of a downturn in the American steel industry that has taken a heavy toll on the Iron Range of northeastern Minnesota.
Best Buy Fires 1,500 In Canada, Shutters Future Shop BrandBest Buy is laying off 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time employees in Canada as it consolidates operations. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company also announced Saturday that it will close 66 of its Future Shop locations and rebranding the remaining 65 as Best Buy stores. The Future Shop website will be folded into Best Buy's site.