A Tale of Two States
New York Times-11/23/13
Minnesota and Wisconsin have a lot in common, but their economies have gone in vastly different directions since 2010. In a recent guest column in The New York Times, University of Minnesota political science professor Lawrence Jacobs explains why.
Southeast Tech Awarded MJSP Grants
Winona Daily News-11/20/13
Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grants will support partnerships between Southeast Technical College and Cytec Engineered Materials, Northern Engraving Corp. in Spring Grove, ProAct Inc. in Red Wing and the Winona Occupational Rehabilitation Center.
What the Twin Cities Can Teach About Living Well
Business Expansions Generating Jobs
Companies announced 31 business expansions in the third quarter that will create an estimated 1,500 jobs in the state. That brings total estimated job creations this year to 5,600 for 112 projects statewide, according to a DEED study.
MacKenzie to Head Broadband Office
Danna MacKenzie of Grand Marais has been named executive director of the Office of Broadband Development, a new state entity that will direct broadband planning and policy statewide. The new office, created during the 2013 legislative session, will be located within DEED.
Governor Honors Small Businesses
Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proclamation last week declaring Saturday, Nov. 30, to be Small Business Saturday in Minnesota in recognition of the contributions that small businesses make to the state’s economy and communities.
How to Beat the Job Search Blues
There’s no doubt that people who lose their jobs will have an emotional reaction, whether they loved or hated the work. Here are helpful tips to get through a job setback, including a variety of WorkForce Center services.