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Northland Navigates Sharp Ups and Downs of Pandemic Economy

Posted by Administrator on November 19, 2020

The Northspan Group and NORTHFORCE (NF) have compiled data that gives insights into the area job market as the Northland continues to navigate the sharp economic ups and downs caused by COVID-19.  This pandemic has presented a perfect storm for the ten northernmost counties of Minnesota and Wisconsin (the area covered by NF). Regional economic […]

Networking Goes Online

Posted by Administrator on November 1, 2020

NORTHFORCE (NF), the Northland’s online talent portal serving jobseekers and employers in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin, has teamed with CareerForce (CF) to coordinate virtual career fairs for area jobseekers. The most recent event took place last Thursday:  Transportation Career Fair — Employers included Thompson Gas, Esko Express, and Bernick’s Duluth/Superior. Virtual fair participants also […]

Who Is Your NORTHFORCE Team?

Posted by Administrator on October 30, 2020

If you’re looking to connect with candidates or employers in this region, the NORTHFORCE Team is here to help make that happen! NORTHFORCE is your talent portal into the seven northernmost counties of Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community initiative powered by Northspan is led by partners in local and regional economic development, higher education, and […]

COVID-19 Resources for Northland Workers

Posted by Administrator on June 28, 2020

Have you been laid off in northeast Minnesota or northwest Wisconsin, or are you seeking your next job in our region? Check out these resources for information and updates on: Northland Unemployment Resources, including: Application process Links to government web pages Local organizations that can assist you COVID-19 FAQs, including:  Concerns about returning to work […]

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 […]

Northland Employment Resource: 218Trades

Posted by Administrator on January 18, 2020

Local website 218Trades.com contains information and resources on apprenticeships and careers in the trades specific to Northeast Minnesota, from bricklaying and carpentry to plumbing, roofing, and many other skill sets. These and more trades are in extremely high demand right now throughout the Iron Range area and along the North Shore of Lake Superior. For […]

Curating Careers in Our Community

Posted by Administrator on January 30, 2019

“We can’t find jobs!” “We can’t find employees!” Here in the Northland, chances are good that you’ve overheard these statements or said one yourself. It might seem impossible that a single region can have both complaints at once, but that is exactly the case right now in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. This situation has […]

Grants Available to Address Workforce Shortages

Posted by Administrator on April 15, 2018

Over $3.1 million in workforce grants were available statewide in Minnesota last fall. Southern Minnesota took advantage of $600,000. By comparison, our northeast region was not awarded any of the available $3.1 million because there were no applications, despite the severe workforce shortages affecting our area. Already extreme, these shortages are only expected to intensify […]

Regional Workforce Grants

Posted by Administrator on April 15, 2018

Funding for Hiring & Training in MN & WI: Learn What Grants Are Available and Where to Apply A wide variety of workforce grants are available to assist employers in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin with the hiring and training process. Grants are also available for earn-as-you-learn dual training, apprenticeships, and other certifications. In some […]

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