A new report from the state says manufacturer's expect the industry to hold steady or grow in 2012. And about a third of manufacturers expect to hire new workers next year.
The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN
The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.
Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman
The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.
What's open and closed in Minnesota on Memorial Day 2022
A guide to Memorial Day weekend 2022.
Truck crashes into Napa Auto Parts store after driver's medical issue
No employees were struck by the pickup.
Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane
The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.
Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads
The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.
White House names MN as location for federal test-to-treat COVID sites
Minnesota is one of only five states that will host the pilot project.
Minnesota Aurora's first ever game ends with draw before sellout crowd
More than 5,200 came out to see the game.
The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza
A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.
Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis
The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.
Minnesota manufacturers struggling to find skilled workers
Nearly a third of the executives overseeing Minnesota's factories say finding skilled help is among their biggest worries, according to a report in the Pioneer Press. Many manufacturers are raising wages but still can't fill jobs because of poor perceptions of the industry and dwindling interest among young people.
Survey: More Twin Cities employers plan to hire in 2012
A new employment survey out Monday has some good news. Fifteen percent of 140 companies surveyed said they plan to hire more workers next year. That's up from about 12 percent earlier. Eight percent of employers surveyed said they plan to trim their workforce.
Nearly half of Minnesota manufacturers have jobs but no one qualified to fill them
A new survey of manufacturers shows the biggest shortages are in skilled production, followed by scientists and engineers. Officials say the lack of skilled workers could hurt the state’s economic growth if manufacturers can’t ramp up production.
More Minnesota builders look ahead to hire in the coming months
Minnesota is about even with the nation when it comes builders expecting to hire in the next few months. Milwaukee-based Manpower reports 17 percent of the state's construction employers plan to take on workers in the second quarter of the year.
Report sees modest growth in Minnesota economy; construction jobs rebounding
A new report by BMO Capital Markets paints a picture of Minnesota's economy as slowly but surely recovering. The unemployment rate of less than six percent is helped by fresh hiring in the construction industry and an easing of job cuts among government employees. Housing is still considered a weak spot, but at least prices are recovering and there are signs that more building is on the horizon.
Minnesota executives see recruiting and retention challenges ahead, especially in IT sector
Finance and Commerce says a slim majority of Minnesota companies plan to hire new workers soon. The strongest demand is in information technology, where talented job-seekers are often fielding bids from multiple companies.
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