Tag Archives: APEX

FAQs for Employers and Workers Returning to Work

Posted by Administrator on May 25, 2020

Employers and employees in Northeast Minnesota who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are preparing for a return to work can find answers to frequently asked questions in a two-page resource available online here: COVID-19 FAQs for Employers and Workers. Check out this page to find: Guidelines for the transitional period ahead How […]

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, […]

Talent Forecast Identifies Workforce Challenges Facing the Region

Posted by Administrator on February 16, 2019

On February 4, over 60 regional professionals representing all major local industries, academia, and the non-profit sector participated in a full-day working session dedicated to prioritizing opportunities and challenges facing our region’s workforce environment. The day’s conversation centered on data gathered from over 300 interviews with community members during the second half of 2018. In […]

Talent Forecast: Workforce Study Update

Posted by Administrator on January 11, 2019

In July 2018, Talent Forecast began an eight-month study to gauge and counteract the looming workforce shortages affecting northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. The coordinated effort between NORTHFORCE, APEX, the IRRRB, and more regional partners has now conducted over 150 interviews with organizations of all sectors and individuals of all demographics, and our research consultants […]

Talent Forecast: Assessing the Regional Workforce Shortage

Posted by Administrator on October 9, 2018

A new initiative seeks to gauge the workforce shortage and help close the gap between in-demand jobs and qualified candidates. Talent Forecast is an eight-month study that began in July 2018 as a coordinated effort to better understand and measure the labor crunch. The study comes in response to over two decades of conclusions from […]

NORTHFORCE Gears Up for Year Two of Mentor Connection

Posted by Administrator on June 21, 2017

Preparations for the 2017-2018 program year of Mentor Connection are underway! Organized by NORTHFORCE, the program will once again pair college students from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and The College of St. Scholastica with established local professionals. Overseen by APEX (Area Partnership for Economic Expansion) and The Northspan Group, NORTHFORCE is a local initiative aimed […]

NORTHFORCE Recognized with National Award

Posted by Administrator on December 20, 2016

The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) and The Northspan Group announced the organizations won first place in their division for the Mid-America Economic Development Council (MAEDC) 2016 Annual Economic Development Awards for their workforce attraction strategies and activities through NORTHFORCE. The NORTHFORCE regional talent initiative is designed to connect prospective employees with regional businesses. […]

Data-driven Strategy Boosts Area Revitalization

Posted by Administrator on November 9, 2016

Alumnus Ian Vincent pushes for regional economic development growth. Ian Vincent ’12 is the youngest person sitting at a large wooden table at the Kitchi Gammi Club in Duluth. The group is surrounded by carved woodwork, stained glass, and antiques. Outside the window, a stone’s throw away, Lake Superior’s water ripples in the sunlight. Top […]

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