State Adds More Jobs in December
St. Paul Pioneer Press-01/24/14
Minnesota companies added 9,500 jobs in December and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.6 percent, as more people joined the state's labor force and started looking for work. "December's unemployment numbers closed out a strong year for the Minnesota labor market," Commissioner Sieben said.
Comcast Staying Put in St. Paul
Minneapolis Star Tribune-01/23/14
Comcast Corp.,which employs about 2,000 people in the Twin Cities, will keep its regional headquarters in St. Paul. The company, which had been looking at other sites, made the announcement at the State Economic Competitiveness Summit in St. Paul last week.
DEED Awards Training Grants in St. Cloud
St. Cloud Times-01/22/14
Commissioner Sieben joined other state and local officials at a ceremony in St. Cloud last week to celebrate grants awarded under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership. Employees at New Flyer, WFSI Inc.and Talon will learn specialized skills under the program.
Minnesota ranks No. 2 on Politico's list of the strongest states in the union, based on 14 criteria, including high school graduation rates, per capita income, life expectancy and crime rate.
Border to Border Broadband
State officials will gather at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Feb. 4-5 to discuss the next steps for ensuring high-speed Internet is available throughout the state. The conference is being billed as a call to action.
A Strong Month for State Jobs
Minnesota continues to rack up some impressive numbers in a recovery that is now in its 52nd month. Among other highlights from last week's jobs announcement, Minnesota has added nearly 177,000 jobs since the low point of the recession.
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