DEED Roundup – Dec. 5, 2016

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  Dec. 5, 2016

In the News

Miners by equipment

Miners Prepare for Uncertain Future
Minnesota Public Radio-11/28/16
Dozens of laid off mineworkers on the Iron Range have gone back to school through a federal program known as TAA, or trade adjustment assistance. The program, administered by DEED, pays to retrain workers who lost their jobs because of global trade. "It's been a struggle, I won't lie," said Kevin Maxie, 51, who lost his job at Mining Resources near Hibbing. "I do a lot of homework, I spend a lot of time looking at books, keep up with it as best you can."

People's Panels
St. Paul Pioneer Press-11/25/16
There’s an important aspect to the award of $8.1 million in state equity grants last month by DEED: They represent the first time the agency used review panels of community members to select recipients.

Did You Know?

Two women at a computer

Rochester is the best place in the country for working women, according to SmartAsset. The personal finance consultancy cited Rochester's narrow gender pay gap and steady employment for women.



100 People to Know

Commissioner Hardy

There's an old saying: "It's not what you know but who you know." Commissioner Hardy is one of the 100 people you should know in Minnesota, according to Twin Cities Business. The magazine said its 2016 list of the top Minnesotans in business include "insiders with the insight, experience and savvy to observe, seek out and learn." Read more here.

Recend Blog Posts

Thank you note

Many job seekers put so much effort into the job interview that they often overlook a key element that comes right after the interview — writing thank you notes. The latest post on offers tips for writing successful and effective post-interview thank you messages.

Serving Our Customers

Truck on the highway

If you're looking for a career in transportation, head for the Monticello WorkForce Center next week. The center will sponsor a Transportation Career Expo Hiring Event next Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. FedEx, Arfsten Transfer and Blaine Bros. Inc. will be among the participating employers. Companies are looking for over-the-road truckers, school and charter bus drivers, shipping and receiving clerks, delivery drivers and more. Don't forget to bring your resume! Get more details here.