The odds of finding a job in Minnesota are getting better, the Pioneer Press reports. Job postings climbed 15 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago, the state reported on Thursday. Employers reported nearly 63,000 openings, up from 54,700 last year.
Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington
The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.
Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide
The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.
Three people found dead in Fridley residence, investigation launched
The discovery was made Wednesday afternoon.
Ant's massive slam leads Timberwolves to fifth straight win
The dunk didn't count, but provided the highlight of the night.
WIld arrive late, Cam Talbot stays on point to beat Devils
Despite a 30-minute delay, the Wild picked up a 3-2 victory.
Appeal to find 35-year-old missing from Oak Grove home
Police say he's not believed to be in danger.
7 MN Republicans urge states to audit 2020 election results
There has been no evidence of significant fraud in any single U.S. state.
How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?
The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.
Seven juveniles arrested in connection with stolen vehicles in Woodbury
Woodbury authorities have issued a warning following a spate of auto thefts.
1 dead after driver crashes into stalled vehicle on shoulder
The vehicle stopped on the side of the road was unoccupied at the time.
MDH has tips for how to handle vaccine talk at the Thanksgiving table
That's ... interesting.
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.
Job openings in greater Minnesota up but hours, wages lacking
The number of jobs available in Minnesota counties outside the Twin Cities area is at an eight-year high. But some analysts are serving up a grain of salt with that seemingly cheery news. The Jobs Now Coalition notes that barely half the jobs are full-time and the median hourly wage is barely ten dollars -- not quite enough to live on.
Online job postings inch up in Minnesota
There were about 100 more online job postings in Minnesota this month compared to September, according to the Conference Board. Minnesota's chief labor market analyst tells MPR that online job postings have consistently been stronger in Minnesota, perhaps because "employers in Minnesota are adapting to that technology more rapidly."
Fastenal Q3 profit up 13 percent
Lower expenses and a 10 percent sales growth helped boost Fastenal Co's third-quarter net income by 13 percent, RTTNews reports. The Winona-based company, an industrial and construction supplier, posted a profit of $109.3 million, or 37 cents a share, compared to $96.8 million, or 33 cents a share, a year ago.
Number of state government jobs down 2 percent from year ago
New state data for the second quarter of 2012 has revealed that the state government has shed 863 positions -- more than two percent of its workforce -- from the same period a year ago. Among those affected the most are the Department of Transportation, which lost 298 positions, leaving a workforce of 4,686 people; and the Employment and Economic Development Agency, which shed 218 positions to leave 1,570 employees.
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