Tag Archives: pandemic

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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