Tag Archives: jobseekers

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Year Three of Mentor Connection Is A Wrap!

Posted by Administrator on April 9, 2019

Graduation of the Class of ’19 included an exclusive job fair. The 2019 Class of Mentor Connection graduated on Tuesday, April 2 at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. This is the third year that NORTHFORCE has coordinated the Twin Ports program dedicated to connecting area college students with established local professionals for a year […]

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 […]

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