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Target Lays Off Another 235 In Twin Cities

Another 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.

09/01/2015

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Union Expects Recall Soon Of All Laid Off Minntac Workers

The 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.

07/24/2015

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Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault’s Economy, Residents

It 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.

06/24/2015

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Minnesota Agency Employees Warned Of Layoffs Get New Notice

Minnesota state government employees warned this month of potential layoffs have gotten new notices canceling the threat.

06/16/2015

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U.S. Bancorp CEO Warns Of Possible Layoffs

The 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.

05/30/2015

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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.

05/26/2015

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Jennie-O Lays Off 233 Workers In Faribault Due To Bird Flu

Jennie-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.

05/05/2015

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House GOP Finalizing Bid In Education Funding Debate

Republicans 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.

04/25/2015

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House, Senate Move To Provide Help To Idled Taconite Workers

A 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.

04/22/2015

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US Steel To Idle Part Of Minntac; 680 Layoffs Expected

U.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.

03/31/2015

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Best Buy Fires 1,500 In Canada, Shutters Future Shop Brand

Best 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.

03/28/2015

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Education Advocates Duel Over Teacher Layoff Bills

A move to minimize the role of seniority in teacher layoff decisions continued to draw heavy debate in its first Senate test. House Republicans and at least one Democratic senator want evaluations to play a role in the decision to lay off educators when school budgets are tight.

03/12/2015

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Small Downtown Business Braces For Impact Following Target Layoffs

The massive layoffs at Target headquarters will be felt throughout downtown Minneapolis after 1,700 people lost their jobs on Tuesday.

03/11/2015

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Grim Tuesday At Target Corp. As 1,700 Lose Their Jobs

A new round of layoffs will reportedly begin Tuesday at Target’s Minneapolis headquarters, one day after Gov. Mark Dayton met with the company’s CEO. Employees said that a couple dozen upper managers were let go on Monday.

03/10/2015

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A Short History Of Target

Target’s massive workforce reduction is the latest milestone in a company that has long and colorful history in Minnesota. The Dayton Company, which had popular department stores throughout the Twin Cities, decided to launch something new in 1961 — a discount chain.

03/10/2015

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With Target Layoffs Looming, Psychologist Offers Advice

On the heels of Target’s announcement to cut thousands of workers over the next two years, Governor Mark Dayton met with Target’s top executive on Monday. Allina Psychologist Lauren Fogel said there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff.

03/09/2015

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‘Fearful’ Target Employees Receptive To Recruiters

As Minnesota’s governor meets with Target’s top executive, other companies are taking aim at its nervous employees.

03/09/2015

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House Votes To Reduce Seniority As Teacher Layoff Factor

The Minnesota House has taken up a bill to change the teacher layoff system statewide. Rep. Jenifer Loon’s proposal would minimize seniority when school boards decide which teachers to lay off. It would require teacher evaluations play a role in the decisions.

03/05/2015

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Target CEO’s Walmart Past May Shape Post-Layoff Management

Target stock closed down slightly a day after the company announced several thousand employees at its Minneapolis headquarters would be losing their jobs. It’s part of a restructuring plan that the CEO is promising will change how you shop at their stores.

03/04/2015

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Minnesota Governor Seeks Meeting With Target CEO On Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking a meeting “as soon as possible” with Target Corp.’s chief executive about the significant layoff affecting employees at the company’s Minnesota headquarters. Dayton told reporters Wednesday that he did not get advance warning as is customary with major jobs announcements of state-based corporations.

03/04/2015

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GOP Bill Taking Aim At Teacher Seniority Nears Vote

Minnesota lawmakers are preparing to vote this week on a top Republican priority that could affect every school in the state.

The bill would allow school districts to lay off ineffective teachers even if they have union seniority and classroom tenure.

03/02/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Asking Lawmakers For $1.5M Amid Budget Crisis

A projected budget shortfall could force the Minnesota Zoo to go beyond layoffs and close some of its exhibits this year. Officials say the zoo is facing a budget crisis due to declining attendance and increased costs. A spokeswoman says the zoo is now asking lawmakers for $1.5 million in emergency funds.

01/30/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Faces Budget Crisis

Declining attendance and increased costs have the Minnesota Zoo facing a budget crisis. Zoo officials in Apple Valley have asked the state for $1.5 million in emergency funds to help maintain operations.

01/17/2015

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Senate Democrat’s Bill Would Change Layoff System

A Democratic state senator will buck her party’s historical alliance with the Minnesota teachers union and push to drop seniority as the main determinant in teacher layoffs. Sen. Terri Bonoff will formally introduce a bill aimed at the “last in, first out” layoff system common across Minnesota on Thursday.

01/14/2015

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Twin Cities Archdiocese Shaving $5M Off Budget

After a year filled with scrutiny and scandal, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says cuts are coming. The archdiocese will cut more than $5 million, or about 20 percent from its budget.

11/09/2014

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