DEED Roundup -- February 3, 2014


          DEED Roundup - February 3, 2014

DEED in the News

Gov. Dayton Announces Super Bowl Steering Committee
Politics in Minnesota-01/27/14
'We need everyone involved in this effort to bring the Super Bowl,' said Commissioner Clark-Sieben, who was selected to represent Minnesota’s delegation to the NFL.

Jobless Rate Hits 7-year Low in Rochester
After dipping to a seven-year low of 3.4 percent in November, the Rochester metropolitan area's jobless rate rose to 3.8 percent in December.

DEED grants to help manufacturers grow, address ‘skills gap’
Minnesota Business Magazine-01/30/14
Three manufacturing companies will partner with St. Cloud Tech to enhance employee training programs -- and hundreds of current and future employees will benefit. 

Did You Know?

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Recent Press Releases

DEED Awards Three Grants to St. Cloud Technical and Community College to Match Skills with Business Needs
DEED awarded $950,000 in grants under its Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to St. Cloud Technical and Community College to train hundreds of employees from Talon Innovations, WFSI Inc. and New Flyer of America Inc. in St. Cloud.

Labor Market Information

In December employment in the St. Cloud MSA grew by 1.1 percent over the year with the addition of 1,177 jobs. Private employers were responsible for the growth while government lost about 50 jobs.

The unemployment rate was 4.0 percent compared to 4.2 percent statewide and 6.6 percent for the nation (not seasonally adjusted) in November. St. Cloud’s unemployment rate has been on a downward trajectory, dropping seven tenths of a percentage point over the year in November.

Recent Blog Posts

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5 Job Search Tips On their Way Out in 2014
Author Heather Huhman recommends dropping these previously popular job search tips.

A Tale of 25 Cities
Minnesota achieved a milestone last year when DEED announced the state had recovered all the jobs lost in the recession. But not all cities have fared the same in the recovery.