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Survey: MN Businesses Are Hiring, But Where Will They Find Employees?

Results from the latest Quarterly Economic Indicator survey show companies are growing, but it’s gotten even harder to find good talent.

Top states for working mothers

MN Ranked Among Top States For Working Moms

Based on factors like child care costs, parental leave policies, and gender pay gaps, WalletHub compiled a list of the best states to live in for working mothers.

May 05, 2014

Duluth lands high on national ranking of cleanest air quality

Duluth scored high on a new ranking of air quality from the American Lung Association. The annual State of the Air report calculates its rankings from publicly reported measurements of ozone and...

April 30, 2014

7 MN Cos. Among “100 Best Corporate Citizens”

Corporate Responsibility magazine named Ecolab, 3M, General Mills, Mosaic, Target, Hormel, and Medtronic to its 2014 list.

April 29, 2014

Report: Minnesota No. 31 on graduation rate ranking

State officials have recently touted an improving graduation rate in Minnesota, but a new national report says Minnesota’s 78 percent overall graduation rate leaves it in the bottom half...

April 28, 2014

General Mills' Golden Valley headquarters

3 MN Companies Rank Highly For Diversity

Based on their responses to a 300-question survey, General Mills, Target, and Medtronic were ranked in the top 50 companies with the best diversity policies.

April 24, 2014

Economic Spring

Survey Finds MN Businesses Are Ramping Up Production

They're also briskly investing in their infrastructure and talent.

April 21, 2014

Minneapolis ranked 5th-best city for college grads

Minneapolis is a hot place for college grads, despite the cold winters. That’s according to a new survey from Livability.com that says Minnesota’s largest city has retained its No. 5...

April 21, 2014

Jobs

MN Adds 2,600 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Professional and business services, as well as the construction industry, contributed largely to March’s gains; the leisure and hospitality sector, along with retail, struggled during the month.

April 17, 2014

Xcel Energy headquarters

4 MN Cos. Among “Best Employers In America”

Xcel Energy, St. Jude Medical, Mosaic, and Medtronic were among 50 of the largest companies in the country that offer the best combination of a high median salary, high job satisfaction, and a flexible work schedule.

April 15, 2014

Mpls skyline

Twin Cities Among Top 10 Cities For Millennials

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area placed 9th on a ranking of the best neighborhoods for millennials by Niche.com, due largely to its low rent and unemployment rates.

April 15, 2014

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Survey: MN Businesses Are Hiring, But Where Will They Find Employees?

Results from the latest Quarterly Economic Indicator survey show companies are growing, but it’s gotten even harder to find good talent.

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Economic Uncertainty Be Damned

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