Lawsuit Alleges MN Agency Data Breach Revealed Fraud Tipster's IdentityA tipster who alerted a Minnesota government agency to potential fraud involving unemployment benefits sued Thursday after her identity was mistakenly revealed to the man she turned in, leaving her fearful for her safety. Michele Meier's lawsuit against the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development alleges a data breach put her and her child at risk of retaliation.
Minn. Unemployment Rate Drops Again, Hits 3.8 PercentMinnesota's unemployment rate has dropped again, coming in at 3.8 percent in September.
Dayton Sets Up Office To Target Economic Disparities Among MinoritiesGovernor Mark Dayton is creating a new office to help workers and businesses of color find jobs and opportunity in Minnesota.
Requests For Minnesota Broadband Aid Exceed Grants By 3 FoldAlmost three times as much money as state grant funding available is being sought by Minnesota communities seeking to expand broadband Internet infrastructure.
Minnesota Unemployment Rate Up, Jobs Shed In JulyMinnesota's unemployment rate is up and its job count is down, according to new data for July.
May Brings Small Shift In Minnesota Unemployment Picture Minnesota's unemployment rate has barely budged in a year and has registered at 3.8 percent for May. That's within a tenth of a percent of what it was a year ago in June and a tick higher than it was in April.
Dayton Taps Economic Official For Iron Range BoardGov. Mark Dayton has appointed a new head of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board. Mark Phillips will return to the board as commissioner after serving as its director of economic development in the 1980s. Phillips was also commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development from 2011 to 2012.
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.
Polaris Adding 100 Jobs As Part Of $20 Million ExpansionOfficials with Polaris Industries, Inc., said Friday they're adding 100 jobs as part of a $20 million expansion project in Plymouth. The Medina-based company, which makes off-road vehicles, ATVs and snowmobiles among other vehicles, is purchasing an existing 120,000 square foot building and will renovate it.
More Than 150 Employers Turn Out For Veterans Career Fair The veterans career fair has become a regular event in Minnesota on the first Wednesday after the Fourth of July. And on this Wednesday, it featured 160 employers.
Teen Unemployment Down, Summer Job Outlook PositiveMinnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development officials say the summer job outlook for teens is looking pretty good this year. DEED Jobs Analyst Oriane Casale says the unemployment rate for teens in Minnesota is down substantially from the last two years.
Timetable Given On Remington Layoffs In St. CloudIn a letter to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Remington says it will eliminate 34 jobs in September and another 34 early in January.