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SCSU survey: Hiring expected to be up 36% next year

St. Cloud State University's annual Minnesota College Job Outlook survey shows more than one-third of employers plan to add jobs next year. Industries most likely to increase hiring are education, retail, and business services.
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St. Cloud State University's annual Minnesota College Job Outlook survey shows more than one-third of employers plan to add jobs next year. Industries most likely to increase hiring are education, retail, and business services.

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