DEED Roundup -- March 17, 2014


          DEED Roundup - March 17, 2014


DEED in the News

Minnesota Jobless rate Holds Steady at 4.7 Percent
Star Tribune-03/13/14
The state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.7 percent, significantly below the national unemployment rate of 6.6 percent.

Midwest Ag Enterprises Receives Special Recognition
Marshall Independent-03/17/14
Marshall company, which sells animal feed products, honored for developing international markets. 'It's a very, very good honor to have this kind of recognition,' said Jim Moline, Midwest Ag president.  

Minnesota Awards $3.3M to Tech, Community Colleges for Worker Training
Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal-03/14/14
Eighteen Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grants awarded to MnSCU institutions to train 4,294 people.   

Did You Know?

The Land of Lakes is home to great water technology. We're among the top 10 exporters nationally of water and wastewater treatment technology. And the industry employs nearly 15,500 -- engineers, hydrologists, conservation scientists -- in the state. Register here for the Water Technology Business Summit on Tues., March 25.


Recent Press Releases

DEED Partners with MnSCU to Expand Opportunities for Workers
Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program leverages $8.9M from partnering businesses and educational institutions.

State Adds Jobs for 6th Straight Month
Minnesota employers added 600 jobs in January, according to DEED figures. Revised figures also show the state gained 12,661 more jobs than first reported over the previous 21 months. That put total employment in the state over 2.8 million in December for the first time in history.

Trade Office Names Director of Foreign Direct Investment
Laurence Reszetar will oversee four foreign trade offices and spearhead efforts to attract more foreign direct investment to the state. He'll join the MTO on March 19.

Recent Blog Posts

Get Mar 27 on the Calendar: It's the Get Jobs Job Fair
Bus transportation, Stevie Ray, workshops, 100 employers. All this -- and it's free, too.

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Jeremiah Adams had been with the same company for seven years, out of school for ten -- before being laid off. With the help of a sharp Dislocated Worker program employment counselor, solid labor market information, and grants, Jeremiah is well on his way to an HVAC career and earning a wage that will help support his family. More on the program here.