DEED Roundup-April 25, 2016

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April 25, 2016

In the News

Addressing Minnesota's Racial Inequities
Almanac at the Capitol-4/20/16
The state Legislature and outside groups are coming together to address Minnesota's economic disparities from different angles and trying to make improvements. Mary Lahammer interviews DEED's new commissioner, Shawntera Hardy, about what needs to be done and takes a look at different programs and initiatives that are in the works.

From Sewing to Nursing: Career Pathways Program Offers Adult Students Opportunities at Minnesota West
Worthington Daily Globe-4/21/16
Minnesota’s Career Pathways Programs help students obtain certifications and degrees in industries such as welding and interpreting. The program is collaborative with higher education, community organizations and businesses with available positions. 

Recent Blog Posts

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Even smart people can get caught up in job scams that ultimately result in loss of identity, money or credit rating. has some tips for protecting yourself.

Did You Know?

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Minnesota is the most financially savvy state, according to an analysis by WalletHub. The consumer website compiled 20 relevant metrics based on spending and debt, financial literacy score, credit and saving.



Recent Press Releases

Karen Francois

DEED Names Francois Assistant Commissioner
Karen Francois will join DEED as assistant commissioner of the Office of Career and Business Opportunity. The new DEED office was created by Gov. Mark Dayton to help workers and businesses of color find career paths and business opportunities in Minnesota. Francois will begin her first day at DEED on May 4.

Pathways Projects Win DEED Funding
DEED approved grants totaling $2.55 million for 27 projects that will create greater opportunity for nearly 900 Minnesotans to pursue careers with family-sustaining wages. The funding was awarded under DEED’s Pathways to Prosperity program, which focuses on helping low-wage and low-skill adults who have multiple barriers to employment.

DEED Awards Job-Training Grant
DEED awarded Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical a $260,000 grant under the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to train 194 long-term care employees. The college will collaborate with two long-term care providers, Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove and Harmony Community Healthcare in Harmony, to create a long-term care certification program.

Serving Our Clients

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For the first time ever, Minnesota veterans will have access to a free entrepreneurship training course called Boots to Business Reboot. This two-step training program will teach veterans about what it takes to own and operate a business. Classes will be held on two consecutive Fridays, May 13 and May 20, at Metro State University in St. Paul. Register here.