Tag Archives: resources

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 Resources for Northland Employers

Posted by Administrator on May 16, 2020

Has your business been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis? Here are resources to help with emergency loans, information updates, and more resources: Northeast Minnesota & Northwest Wisconsin Northspan Resources for Businesses & Communities APEX Business Continuity Resources Small Business Administration Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans SBA Disaster Assistance SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan SBA Paycheck Protection […]

Northland Unemployment Resources

Posted by Administrator on May 3, 2020

“I got laid off — now what?” More Americans than ever before are facing this question all at once, due to COVID-19. If you’ve been laid off in northeast Minnesota or northwest Wisconsin, or are looking to find your next job in this region, here is a three-point #NorthbyChoice guide to navigating the process of […]

Northland Employment Resource: 218Trades

Posted by Administrator on January 18, 2020

Local website 218Trades.com contains information and resources on apprenticeships and careers in the trades specific to Northeast Minnesota, from bricklaying and carpentry to plumbing, roofing, and many other skill sets. These and more trades are in extremely high demand right now throughout the Iron Range area and along the North Shore of Lake Superior. For […]

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