Explore Duluth Jobs and Careers

Interested in Duluth jobs? Here’s an overview of employers, industries, and current openings.

Duluth is a gem of a city located at the western tip of Lake Superior in Minnesota. Together with neighboring Superior, Wisconsin, it shares the #1 volume seaport on the Great Lakes, providing the continent’s innermost access point to international shipping. Collectively referred to as the Twin Ports, these two cities serve as the beating urban heart of the beautiful northwoods stretching south of the Canadian border.

Duluth has scooped up a bunch of awards and recognitions in the last few years, including: 

If you value clean air, fresh water, and a vibrant local culture, the Zenith City may be the perfect place to start or build your career. Duluth is home to a strong commercial sector as well as vibrants arts scene. You’re rarely more than a five-minute drive away from nature, while the average work commute is around 20 minutes. 

Overview of Duluth’s major industries & employers

Duluth’s economy crosses a wide range of industries from aviation and aerospace to natural resources like paper products, taconite, and other minerals. 

Healthcare is the largest industry in the Northland as a whole, with Essentia, St. Luke’s, and many other health services located in the Duluth area. Manufacturing is a regional powerhouse, home to internationally recognized names like Cirrus and Ziegler CAT. A thriving hospitality and recreation sector welcomes tourists and entertains locals between the DECC, Hartley Nature Center, Glensheen mansion, and many more highlights.

Here’s a glance over some of the industries and employers to know in Duluth: 

Aviation, Aerospace & Defense

Education & Childcare

Energy, Utilities & Natural Resources


Government, Community Service & Nonprofit

Health & Wellness

Housing, Building & Maintenance

Marketing & Communications


Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism

Sales, Retail & Consumer Goods

This is just a sampler of employment options in Duluth, whether you’re a student looking to break into your field of study, or an experienced professional looking to take one more career step before retirement. 

See what positions are open right now: Duluth Jobs

Plug into Duluth

Consult the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce for a business directory and resources for businesses and entrepreneurs. For more resources on living and working in Duluth and the rest of the Northland, check out BeNorth.org. You can also find resources specifically related to job hunting and taking the next step in your career here: Candidate Resources.

Stay up to date on area events and the latest local happenings with news sources like Perfect Duluth Day. Whether you’re planning a trip or just want to play tourist in your own backyard, Visit Duluth offers great guides to area attractions.

Explore current career opportunities now: Duluth Jobs

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