Tag Archives: employer

Meet Bethany Owen, President & CEO of ALLETE

Posted by Administrator on May 3, 2021

For the March installation of UMD’s Distinguished Speaker Series, the Labovitz School of Business sat down with Bethany Owen, President and CEO of ALLETE, a publicly-traded company headquartered in Duluth, MN. The episode covers a lot of ground, from the roller coaster of a first year as president & CEO that Owen experienced in 2020, […]

COVID Resources for Superior-Douglas Employers

Posted by Administrator on April 2, 2021

The Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce presented resources for COVID support and assistance for employers in Northwest Wisconsin during a March 2021 Chamber Education Series. Find an overview of COVID resources from the Superior Chamber here: COVID-19 Resources & Assistance Highlights from the Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior: COVID-19 resources still available as […]

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 […]

Five Innovative Ways to Connect with Candidates

Posted by Administrator on July 26, 2020

The pandemic has changed a lot, including the way organizations connect with the right employees. Here are five out-of-the-box methods to try in order to find the perfect new member for your team: 1. Networking Events. Yes, networking events REALLY ARE happening right now! In some cases, people are finding safe ways to socialize in […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

Posted by Administrator on June 27, 2020

In a June 17 blog post, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development gives tips and templates for COVID-19 Preparedness Plans required by law. Businesses designated as critical based on federal guidance from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) along with businesses that are reopening following pandemic closures are now required to adopt […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Resources for Northland Employers

Posted by Administrator on May 16, 2020

Has your business been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis? Here are resources to help with emergency loans, information updates, and more resources: Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin Northspan Resources for Businesses & Communities APEX Business Continuity Resources Small Business Administration Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans SBA Disaster Assistance SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan SBA Paycheck Protection […]

Retaining Employees Up North

Posted by Administrator on March 17, 2020

A four point plan for employee retention If you do hiring, you know it can be difficult to convince employees to stick around through our sometimes challenging Northland weather. With unemployment at historic lows and demand for workers high, economic conditions favor employees who are looking for something different. According to estimates, many are actively […]

Northland Employer Spotlight: AAR Aircraft Services

Posted by Administrator on October 29, 2019

Leading aviation services provider to commercial airlines and governments worldwide. With a total global workforce of approximately 6,000 people around the world, Chicago-based AAR Aircraft Services operates service facilities in Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma — and Duluth, Minnesota. The company has landed on the Forbes List of Best Midsize American Employers two years running, in part […]

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