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Editor's note: The Age of Automation dawns
June 5, 2018 - 10:43am
My Econ 101 text in college started off with a great idea: “12 Ideas for Beyond the Final Exam.” These were 12 insights from economics –...
Minnesota jobless rate remains steady
May 17, 2018 - 3:53pm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s unemployment rate remained at 3.2 percent in April despite there being 3,200 fewer jobs, according to latest figures...
Minnesota gains 2,900 jobs in March
April 19, 2018 - 5:31pm
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's unemployment rate remained steady at 3.2 percent as the state's employers added 2,900 jobs in March. The state's seasonally...
Insights & Intuition: What social media tools has your company's HR department found to be especially useful?
February 26, 2018 - 5:40pm
Essentia Health has incorporated social media platforms such as LinkedIn as a way to engage with prospective employees and present opportunities....
Tribal liaison leaves pipeline review, controversy in her wake
August 21, 2017 - 8:58am
DULUTH — The story of how Danielle Oxendine Molliver went from being a tribal liaison for the state of Minnesota to out of a job five months...
Duluth research part of national study about work productivity
August 14, 2017 - 2:59pm
DULUTH — If a FitBit can make us better at working out, maybe it can make us better at working, too. That's the basic premise behind a nationwide...
What happens when no one comes forward after a person dies
August 14, 2017 - 2:54pm
FARGO — More than two months after his body was found under a blanket in a car outside Walmart in Dilworth, Minn., police still can't find...
Former Fargo officer to appeal firing
August 11, 2017 - 9:09am
FARGO — A Fargo police officer who was recently dismissed from the force is in the process of appealing his termination. David Boelke will...
Insights and Intuition: Culture initiatives that can help morale
August 1, 2017 - 12:11pm
What are some culture initiatives implemented at your organization that didn't cost much but were appreciated by employees? When it comes to...
Workforce shortage demands full-court press
August 1, 2017 - 10:58am
Minnesota is recognized for its talented workforce. We view it as the secret sauce that drives the economy. It’s at the foundation of making...
Task force hears mixed opinions on earned sick and safe time
July 28, 2017 - 11:07am
DULUTH - Cherise Payton was a single mother raising four boys, living in poverty, and she has never held a job with earned sick and safe time....
Documents in worker’s death reveal a reactive workplace
July 17, 2017 - 9:41am
SUPERIOR, Wis. — Even after he'd been badly burned in a workplace incident at Fraser Shipyards in February, Joseph Burch figured he hadn't...
Insights and Intuition: Avoid these common interview mistakes
July 10, 2017 - 3:07pm
What common mistakes do candidates make during interviews that can take them out of the running for a job? Not doing their homework. Before...
University of Jamestown director of career services and experiential education discusses post-graduation
July 10, 2017 - 2:49pm
When do students start planning and applying for post-graduation jobs? It really varies. Some start the semester before graduation, and others...
JLG Architects director of human resources highlights the importance of culture
July 10, 2017 - 2:43pm
What culture initiatives does JLG implement that set it apart as a great workplace? We value relationships. Internal cohesion is priority....