Any applicant for a police officer's job in Minnesota is likely to face competition from hundreds of other candidates. One expert thinks St. Paul may even receive 1,000 applications. Last year fewer than half of those who passed the state's law enforcement test found work.
Teen job market improves in Minnesota
The number of jobs held by teens in Minnesota has declined during the past decade, with fewer than half of them holding jobs. But it's better than last year, said an official with Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development. And it's better for Minnesota teens than teens in the rest of the nation, where only 25 percent are employed.