STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: State gets jobs back
By Don Davis
Minnesota regained 1,200 jobs in August, pushing the state past the high mark it reached before the recession.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Th... Posted on 9/19/13 at 6:05 PM
SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY What should I do if I get laid off?
In this day and age most people have either experienced unemployment or know someone who has. This can be really scary if youre not prepared for it and dont know what to do if it happens to you. Here ... Posted on 9/3/13 at 8:41 AM
THE NEW FORTY Try a different sign...
Of all the jobs I could not do, sign holding during construction season is one of them. I do not think I could stand in the same place all day without some level of engagement with other folks. Even i... Posted on 6/18/13 at 10:11 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH DAKOTA Blue Cross Blue Shield to hold job fair for PRACS workers
By Ryan Schuster
Like other Fargo-Moorhead employers, we were saddened to hear the news last week that PRACS Institute has closed its Fargo location, leaving more than 350 employees without jobs.
We... Posted on 3/25/13 at 1:26 PM
FARGO – Employment in the heart of North Dakota’s Oil Patch has soared by about 50 percent over the past three years.
Workers have been streaming to the oil fields and associated job sites, lured by an average annual wage of $89,730, more than double the state average of $41,778.
The summer employment picture for high school and college students is looking sunny.
“It’s kind of a busy, thriving time. It’s good for both applicants and employers,” said Carey Fry, office manager at Job Service North Dakota in Fargo.
Says economic opportunities are in hands of business, not politicians
In an appearance described as part of a “farewell tour” through Minnesota, outgoing Gov. Tim Pawlenty visited Moorhead on Wednesday to speak on job creation, the economy and fiscal responsibility in government.
Unemployment rates held steady across the board in September – good news for North Dakota, which again posted the lowest rate in the nation, but bad news for regions struggling to put people back to work.
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