Tag Archives: Minnesota

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 […]

Spring 2021 Job Fair Season

Posted by Administrator on February 21, 2021

Spring is right around the corner along with job fair events! There’s a huge variety of job openings across the Northland, as you can see from the Job Map (pictured above with jobs live as of March 2). Job fairs are fantastic opportunities to meet with area employers and get a sense for the local […]

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 […]

Explore the Northland’s Major Colleges, Universities & Tech Schools

Posted by Administrator on January 6, 2021

This area is home to a broad range of options for higher education, including public and private universities, community colleges, and technical schools. These academic institutions throughout northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin are top choices for students who opt to spend their college years surrounded by the natural beauty of the northwoods found throughout the […]

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 […]

Taking Care of Business in Grand Rapids

Posted by Administrator on October 8, 2020

The business community connected at Timberlake Lodge during the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s free networking event on September 30. Despite precautions taken in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s evening networking event was a big hit. “It was definitely a quality over quantity type of event due to […]

Desiree Yourczek Joins the NORTHFORCE Team

Posted by Administrator on September 8, 2020

NORTHFORCE is pleased to announce the hiring of Desiree Yourczek as its new Greater Northeast Minnesota Strategy & Development Consultant. Based on Minnesota’s Iron Range, the position is dedicated to strengthening connections between businesses and jobseekers in the 10-county NORTHFORCE region. Desiree grew up on the Iron Range and graduated from the University of Minnesota […]

Manufacturing Month 2020

Posted by Administrator on September 1, 2020

October is the best month to explore this powerhouse of an industry. If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a welder, a mechanic, a machinist, or another specialized role in the manufacturing sector, October is prime time to learn about opportunities during Manufacturing Month in the Northland. Manufacturing contributes $52.7 billion a year to […]

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