Minnesota Department Of Employment And Economic Development
Gov. 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.
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.
Officials 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.
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.
Minnesota 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.
In 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.
Minnesota’s unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent in January, with employers adding 600 new jobs. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says Thursday that January’s figure was unchanged from the seasonally adjusted revised rate of 4.7 percent.
Wednesday brought good news for anyone looking for a job. Minnesota’s new job numbers show that the second quarter openings reached the highest level in 12 years, with employers reporting more than 72,000 openings — an increase of 15.3 percent from the same period a year ago. But almost half of the openings are for part-time jobs that average about $12.50 an hour.
While the national economy struggles, Minnesota’s unemployment rate just hit its lowest level in five years.
Minnesota state officials are getting ready to announce how the state’s economy performed in June. The Department of Employment and Economic Development is releasing the June unemployment rate Thursday morning. June’s numbers will follow an April and May in which the jobless rate stayed unchanged at 5.3 percent.
Minnesota military veterans looking for an edge in the job market can take advantage of a career fair designed just for them. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development was hosting its annual veterans-oriented career fair on Tuesday.
Minnesota released its April unemployment report on Thursday and while the state’s jobless rate dropped to a seasonably adjusted 5.3 percent, employers eliminated more than 11,000 jobs last month.
Minnesota added 9,100 jobs in December, bringing unemployment rates in the state down to levels not seen since before the financial crisis of 2008.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 5.8 percent in September, a full two percentage points better than the national rate.
Minnesota gained 6,200 jobs in February, but the unemployment rate popped up 0.1 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).