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.
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Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
Wild fox in Minnesota tests positive for highly contagious avian flu
This is the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a wild mammal in the state, the Department of Natural Resources said.
New COVID-19 testing site in St. Paul; 3 others to close as cases rise
Testing sites in Stillwater, Hutchinson, and St. Paul are closing as part of moves to adjust testing resources.
Charges: South St. Paul teen killed during apparent marijuana sale
The individual accused of killing Skelley is a 17-year-old from St. Paul.
Anthony Edwards among NBA stars in Adam Sandler's Netflix film, 'Hustle'
The Timberwolves point guard stars alongside other NBA players LeBron James, Trae Young, Juancho Hernangomez and more.
Armed man found barricaded inside Brooklyn Park home, negotiators on scene
An active police presence remains in the area as negotiators speak with the suspect.
17-year-old South St. Paul homicide victim is identified
The medical examiner determined that Skelley died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Tornado watch issued in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska
Severe storms are expected to push into southwest Minnesota this afternoon.
Korean chicken chain Bonchon's 6th MN location set to open
The South Korean-based franchise has steadily increased its presence across the country.
Manpower: More workers will be hired than fired in Q3
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey shows more than 20 percent of Twin Cities employers are planning to add workers to their payrolls this summer. Less than five percent of Minnesota employers plan to cut staff in July, August or September. Finance & Commerce reports jobs prospects look especially strong in construction, durable and non-durable goods manufacturing and professional and business services.
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.
Employment prospects in Minnesota remain positive in 4th quarter
The latest Manpower Employment Outlook survey shows 17 percent of Minnesota employers plan to increase their workforce in the final three months of 2012, Finance & Commerce reports. Twenty percent of employers in the Twin Cities plan to hire in the fourth quarter.
Survey: Twin Cities plan to party, decorate more this holiday
The survey by Deloitte found people will spend more on 'non-gift' items, like parties and holiday decorations, than on buying presents. Spending on non-gift items increased 22 percent this year compared to last. On average, that equals about $600.
Target, Kohl's announce holiday hiring plans
Minneapolis-based Target plans to hire 80,000 to 90,000 temporary employees nationwide for the Christmas shopping season, Fox Business reports. That is slightly fewer than last year, but Target notes 30 percent of the seasonal workers it hired last year stayed with the retailer permanently. Meanwhile, Wisconsin-based Kohl's plans to boost its temporary workforce by more than 10 percent from last year.
Minnesota employers plan salary hikes just under 3 percent in 2013
A compensation consulting firm's annual survey finds Minnesota employers plan to give their workers raises averaging 2.9 percent next year. That's smaller than the pay hikes before the recession, but it's enough to keep their workers ahead of inflation.
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