DEED Roundup -- July 22, 2013


          DEED Roundup - July 22, 2013

Minnesota is the highest-rated state in the Great Lakes on just about every economic measure that real people care about. It is the state with the “more and better jobs” that Gov. Rick Snyder has said is his goal for Michigan.


DEED in the News

DEED Veterans Career Fair

Veterans Career Fair Draws a Crowd
Minneapolis Star Tribune-7/17/13
Viktor Avdulov and more than 1,000 other veterans received special attention last week at the seventh annual Minnesota Veterans Career Fair held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, sponsored by DEED.

Aiding Vets With Their Job Hunts
St. Paul Pioneer Press-7/13/13
Chan Phouapradit, a disabled Marine Corps veteran from Andover, used his GI Bill benefits to earn a mechanical engineering degree from the University of St. Thomas in December. But when he hit the streets looking for work the following month, Phouapradit quickly realized he needed a hand. He got it from a team of veteran employment reps at DEED's Minnesota WorkForce Centers.

Stream Data Plans Minnesota Project
Data Center Knowledge-7/15/13
Texas-based Stream Data Centers is developing a 75,675-square-foot data center in Chaska. The company broke ground earlier this month and expects to be fully operational by next April.

Did You Know?

Minnesota ranks near the top nationally in terms of manufacturing patents and spending on research and development per capita, according to the 2013 Manufacturing + Logistics National Report.

Recent Press Releases

Unemployment Rate at 5.2 Percent
The Minnesota unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 5.2 percent in June, reaching its lowest point since May 2008, according to the latest figures from DEED. The U.S. unemployment rate in June was unchanged at 7.6 percent.

Veterans Career Fair
DEED Commisssioner Katie Clark Sieben welcomed employers and veterans to the seventh annual Minnesota Veterans Career Fair in Brooklyn Center last Tuesday.

Valley Cartage Opens Lake Elmo Facility
Commissioner Sieben joined other state and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Lake Elmo last Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a Valley Cartage Group Inc. headquarters and logistics center that will bring 96 jobs to the city.

Valley Cartage ceremony

Recent Blog Posts

Hire a Veteran - Three Easy Steps
Many Minnesota employers recognize that veterans have skills they’re looking for. Veterans know technology and have proven themselves under pressure in the most difficult of circumstances. Hiring veterans is good business and it’s as easy as 1-2-3.