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Latest Stats Show Steep Hiring Challenges for Northland Employers

Posted by Administrator on May 22, 2021

Prior to the pandemic, a tight labor market meant that there were fewer jobseekers than open positions. That situation has almost returned as the ratio of jobseekers to job vacancies sat at just over one at the end of last year.  Data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development indicates that, as of […]

Explore Duluth Jobs and Careers

Posted by Administrator on May 4, 2021

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 […]

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, […]

10 Reasons Living Up North Is The Best

Posted by Administrator on January 10, 2021

You’ll often hear people say the Northland is a “well-kept secret.”  Sure, Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin are unbelievably beautiful. The towns and cities surrounding Lake Superior are nestled among dense forests and secluded lakes. Many, many people would give an arm and a leg to live here. What stops them?  Oh, yeah — the […]

New Opportunity: Student Connect

Posted by Administrator on January 6, 2021

NORTHFORCE has launched added programming to help connect area students with local professionals and organizations that are invested in our community: Student Connect. In partnership with higher education and K-12 institutions, Student Connect serves students from all 12 colleges, universities, and technical schools across the NORTHFORCE region of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. The purpose […]

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 […]

Online Events for Northland Jobseekers

Posted by Administrator on August 30, 2020

The job search process is going online in the Northland! NORTHFORCE has partnered with CareerForce to coordinate virtual career fairs. If it weren’t for the pandemic, we’d be gearing up for Fall 2020 Job Fair Season. Instead of meeting at our normal locations like the Miners Memorial Building in Virginia, the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, […]

Identify & Rely on Your Transferable Skills

Posted by Administrator on July 10, 2020

Looking to shift gears in your career? Maybe you’re eying a new industry where you don’t have experience, and wondering whether it can possibly work. Good news: it probably can! To find out, focus on your transferable skills: abilities and knowledge that you can carry from one job to another. While you will inevitably leave […]

Get Ready for Summer Jobs & Internships

Posted by Administrator on March 2, 2020

Looking forward to summer in the Northland? Are you hoping to land a summer internship or seasonal position, this year? Start looking now! The next couple of months are your window of opportunity to connect with employers that coordinate summer internship programs. Many organizations will also fill temporary and part-time positions in this timeframe. Where […]

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