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Officials: Wells Fargo Cutting More Than 2,300 Jobs

The Minnesota job market took a bit of a hit Thursday as the state’s largest bank announced job cuts that will affect thousands. Wells Fargo, which has offices in Minneapolis, announced it is cutting more than 2,300 jobs.

08/22/2013

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Supervalu Eliminating About 1,100 Positions

Supervalu is eliminating about 1,100 positions nationwide, or about 3 percent of its workforce, less than a week after the supermarket operator completed the sale of five of its grocery chains.

03/26/2013

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Best Buy Cutting 400 HQ Jobs

Officials with Best Buy, Inc., announced Tuesday they’re cutting costs and eliminating 400 jobs at its Richfield headquarters as part of a restructuring plan.

02/26/2013

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MN Businesses, Lawmakers Lash Out Against Medical Device Tax

Minnesota’s medical device makers say a new tax to help pay for the federal health care law could cause cutbacks, and even layoffs.

02/08/2013

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Boston Scientific Plans Up To 1,000 Job Cuts

Boston Scientific plans to cut as many as 1,000 additional jobs this year as the medical device maker expands a push to reduce operating expenses.

01/29/2013

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Caterpillar Will Close Owatonna Plant, Cut 100 Jobs

Officials with Caterpillar said Thursday they are planning to close their Owatonna plant and consolidating operations within their forestry business.

11/08/2012

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St. Jude Announces Layoffs In Restructuring Plan

In another blow to Minnesota’s work force, St. Jude Medical has announced layoffs as part of a restructuring plan to deal with slumping sales.

11/02/2012

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Minnesota Orchestra Announces Layoffs To Cut Costs

Officials with the orchestra said they are laying off nine full-time workers and seven part-time workers in the hopes of saving nearly $500,000 per year.

05/09/2012

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Fridley-Based Medtronic Announces Job Cuts

Fridley-based Medtronic announced Thursday morning it’s laying off about 220 workers from its Mounds View office.

05/03/2012

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Teacher Tenure Bill Heads To Dayton

A bill making significant changes to the process for teacher layoffs is headed to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who has pledged a veto.

04/28/2012

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Minn. House Votes For New Teacher Layoff Rules

Despite opposition from Gov. Mark Dayton, the Minnesota House has voted to let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom and look beyond seniority in job-protection decision.

04/26/2012

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Minn. Senate Passes Teacher Layoffs Bill

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill that would let schools lay off teachers based on performance.

02/27/2012

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Minnesota House Passes Bill On Teacher Layoffs

The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rather than by seniority alone.

02/16/2012

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Will Expanding Non-Indian Gaming For Stadium Cost Jobs?

Minnesota’s 18 Indian casinos employ more than 20,000 people, making it one of the largest industries in the state. But casino operators say expanding non-Indian gaming to help pay for a Minnesota Vikings stadium means casino job cuts of 30 percent.

11/18/2011

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Capella Education To Lay Off 65 Workers

Capella Education Co., which operates the for-profit college Capella University, said Tuesday it plans to lay off about 65 employees as part of a broad realignment effort.

11/15/2011

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Mpls. To Lay Off Firefighters Due To Budget Concerns

The city announced Tuesday that 10 firefighters will be laid off due to budget issues. They will be served layoff notices on Monday, Aug. 14, and will be out of work on Sept. 14.

08/09/2011

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Shutdown’s Over, But When Do Services Return?

Now that a budget deal has been reached, you might be surprised to find out that reopening after the shutdown is, in some cases, much harder than you might think.

07/20/2011

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Timberwolves Start Laying Off Employees

The Minnesota Timberwolves have laid off at least 11 business side employees as the effects of the NBA lockout start to sink in across the league.

07/19/2011

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Lawson Lays Off Employees, Won’t Say How Many

Business software maker Lawson Software Inc. of St. Paul is laying off employees but won’t say how many or where they are located.

07/13/2011

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MnSCU Rescinds 6,000 Layoff Notices

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is rescinding layoff notices for about 6,000 employees because officials are now sure MnSCU will operate in a government shutdown.

06/21/2011

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Minn. Workers Warned About Shutdown Layoffs

A potential Minnesota government shutdown took an ominous step forward Friday, with layoff notices going out to thousands of state employees and an immediate hiring freeze.

06/10/2011

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Thousands Of Layoff Notices Sent To State Employees

Minnesota’s Department of Management and Budget announced Thursday that it sent out 36,000 layoff notices to state employees by U.S. Mail.

06/09/2011

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Minnesota State Workers Prepare For Layoffs

We are exactly one month away from a state government shutdown if the Governor and state lawmakers can’t agree on a budget.

06/01/2011

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Medtronic 4Q Profit Drops On Job-Cutting Expenses

Medtronic said Tuesday its profit dropped 19 percent in the fourth-quarter and the device maker predicted lower-than-expected growth for the year ahead due to a continuing slump in sales of its implants.

05/24/2011

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Dayton Seeks Meeting With Hutchinson Tech CEO

Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants to meet with the chief executive of the Hutchinson company that’s cutting hundreds of jobs in the coming months.

03/09/2011

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