Category Archives: NORTHFORCE News

NF Team Update: Meet Cara Overland

Posted by Administrator on February 22, 2021

Cara Overland joins the NORTHFORCE Team as Twin Ports & Northwest Wisconsin Strategy and Development Consultant. From Duluth, Cara lived in the Twin Cities for six years. “It was fun but I kept packing my bag at the end of the work week and driving straight to Duluth to spend weekends camping and being outdoors,” […]

Meet Laura Nilsen, Program Operations Specialist

Posted by Administrator on November 9, 2020

Supporting Northland employers and candidates Northspan & NORTHFORCE Program Operations Specialist Laura Nilsen has been the data expert behind northforce.org since she joined the NORTHFORCE Team in August 2019. Her role with NORTHFORCE is now expanding: In addition to overseeing day-to-day management of the site, she will also be the first point of contact for […]

Connect with Interns in the Northland

Posted by Administrator on August 19, 2020

Right now, hundreds of registered users on NORTHFORCE are actively seeking internships in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Tap into this local pool of top talent and find the right part-time or full-time intern for your organization! Upgrade your account and browse the NORTHFORCE Talent Community. Already have access? Then click here to connect with candidates now! The Benefits & […]

Facilitating Employment Within Minnesota’s Iron Range

Posted by Administrator on March 2, 2020

NORTHFORCE has partnered with Hibbing Community College in a collaborative effort to make local job placement for students a priority. A new Employment Opportunities page within HCC’s online Campus Services provides students with a portal to northforce.org. “Visit northforce.org to find curated job and internship openings from across Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. Each post […]

Followup Report: Arrowhead Manufacturers Training Program

Posted by Administrator on July 14, 2019

Successful first-time initiative graduates 27 participants with skills geared toward careers in manufacturing. Earlier this year, the Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association (AMFA) partnered with Dale Carnegie Training to bridge the gap for underemployed workers in the Arrowhead region by providing a skills pathway and direct connection to local jobs in the light manufacturing trades. […]

July 2019: Hire A Veteran Month

Posted by Administrator on July 5, 2019

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed July 2019 “Hire A Veteran Month,” the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced in a July 2 press release. The proclamation recognized 327,000 Minnesota veterans for their service in advance of DEED’s 13th Annual Veterans Career Fair, which will be held in Brooklyn Center, MN on July 24 […]

Offset Employee Training Costs with the Talent Development Program

Posted by Administrator on March 19, 2019

The Talent Development Program (TDP) offers employers reimbursement for employee training costs up to $25,000. This open grant provides financial assistance to train existing employees or improve the economic competitiveness of regional businesses.  

Exclusive Job Fair: Mentor Connection Graduation

Posted by Administrator on March 13, 2019

NORTHFORCE is coordinating an exclusive job fair for our 2018-2019 Mentor Connection Graduation Event. Reserve your booth now!  Tuesday, April 2nd   5:00pm – 7:30pm    at the Lake Superior Zoo This is an opportunity to connect with the graduating class of 60 Mentor Connection students from five local colleges, graduates from previous years, and their mentors. As a […]

Put Some “OOMPH!” Behind Your Post!

Posted by Administrator on March 12, 2019

Northland employers now have the option to boost their job posts through NORTHFORCE’s social media networks. The new Job Post Add-Ons harness hashtag technology in coordination with Duluth-based Facebook marketing automation provider Buzz Frenzy to promote specific job openings across all #NORTHFORCE social media networks. On a regional or national scale depending on employer needs, […]

Arrowhead Manufacturers Training Program

Posted by Administrator on March 9, 2019

With a grant from LISC, Community Action Duluth, the Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association (AMFA) and Dale Carnegie Training have partnered to bridge the gap for underemployed workers in the Arrowhead region by providing a skills pathway and direct connection to local jobs in the light manufacturing trades. The program, called Arrowhead Manufacturers Training Program, […]

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