Tag Archives: Industry

Jan. 29: Northland Child Care Virtual Career Fair

Posted by Administrator on January 14, 2021

Join NORTHFORCE and CareerForce for a virtual job fair on Friday, January 29 from 1 – 2 p.m. to learn about: What careers in child care are like Day-to-day in a larger child care facility or as an in-home family care provider What it is like to work in child care during COVID-19 Why local […]

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 […]

The Northland’s Interconnected Industry

Posted by Administrator on October 14, 2019

Growth for Twin Ports industry means expansion of other economic sectors, study finds. The Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin form one of the globe’s most strategic industrial epicenters. Large proportions of the world’s iron ore, limestone, coal, and grain filter through the Duluth-Superior port on a yearly basis. As the continent’s innermost connection to […]

Five Ways to Future-Proof Your Career

Posted by Administrator on July 24, 2019

Based on the jobs outlook for the next decade, the only certainty is uncertainty. In a July 11 article, Minnesota Public Radio reported on the results of a new McKinsey Global Institute study that explores how the role of automation (robots, chatbots, AI, etc.) might change the workforce landscape in the next decade. The team […]

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. […]

The State of Manufacturing: Updates for 2019

Posted by Administrator on May 12, 2019

A push for manufacturing in the Northland coincides with the release of new reports on the industry this May. Demand for qualified candidates within manufacturing fields continues to rise. The Duluth News Tribune reported in a May 7 article that over 7,700 people in St. Louis, Douglas, and Carlton counties are currently employed in manufacturing fields, […]

Explore Iron Range Jobs & Careers

Posted by Administrator on April 25, 2019

Your guide to living and working in the northernmost reaches of the Northland. Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Virginia, Hoyt Lakes, Ely — spanning from west to east, the Iron Range covers a vast inland tract of Northeastern Minnesota. The area is known for its mineral-rich soil, thick forests, and gorgeous lakes, as well as a strong […]

Manufacturing Month 2018

Posted by Administrator on September 29, 2018

October is the optimal time to explore this powerhouse of a local industry. The names of the largest local manufacturers are probably already familiar to you. AAR, Altec, Bendtec, Cirrus, IKONICS, IPS Cranes, Sappi, SCS Interiors, USG — the list goes on. Though manufacturing has been scaled back in many parts of the country, the sector is alive and well in northeastern Minnesota and northwest […]

What’s Your Area of Interest?

Posted by Administrator on September 3, 2018

Did you know that NORTHFORCE can match you directly with local jobs in your area of interest? On your northforce.org profile, you can see your custom matches with job openings in your area of interest available throughout northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin! If you’d like to receive custom matches for different types of jobs, be […]

Iron Range Makerspace for Schools and Businesses

Posted by Administrator on March 15, 2018

Iron Range Makerspace (IRM) is building a community of innovation and opportunity on Minnesota’s Iron Range (full details here). And a large portion of the work being done by IRM is in partnership with schools and small businesses. IRM for Small Businesses The Makerspace Movement is dedicated to providing the space and materials entrepreneurs need to hone critical 21st century skills in STEM […]

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