Tag Archives: workforce

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 […]

Offset Employee Training Costs with the Talent Development Program

Posted by Administrator on March 19, 2019

The Talent Development Program (TDP) offers employers reimbursement for employee training costs up to $25,000. This open grant provides financial assistance to train existing employees or improve the economic competitiveness of regional businesses.  

Exclusive Job Fair: Mentor Connection Graduation

Posted by Administrator on March 13, 2019

NORTHFORCE is coordinating an exclusive job fair for our 2018-2019 Mentor Connection Graduation Event. Reserve your booth now!  Tuesday, April 2nd   5:00pm – 7:30pm    at the Lake Superior Zoo This is an opportunity to connect with the graduating class of 60 Mentor Connection students from five local colleges, graduates from previous years, and their mentors. As a […]

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 […]

Talent Forecast: Workforce Study Update

Posted by Administrator on January 11, 2019

In July 2018, Talent Forecast began an eight-month study to gauge and counteract the looming workforce shortages affecting northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. The coordinated effort between NORTHFORCE, APEX, the IRRRB, and more regional partners has now conducted over 150 interviews with organizations of all sectors and individuals of all demographics, and our research consultants […]

MILE Grants Now Available to Area Entrepreneurs

Posted by Administrator on June 12, 2018

Minnesota Innovation Loans for Entrepreneurs (MILE)  – DEED MILE is a new competitive loan program, designed to help early-stage businesses that are developing high-tech products or services in Minnesota, which provides interest-free loans ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. Businesses approved for loans under the program must have a 1-to-1 match from another funder and repay the […]

Graduates: Will You Stay or Will You Go?

Posted by Administrator on May 8, 2018

By Brooks Johnson. “UMD Graduates: Will you stay or will you go now?” originally appeared on DuluthNewsTribune.com May 6, 2018. View the original article here. After four years here, Angie Paulson was sold. The scenery, the easygoing lifestyle — this is it. “If there was a chance for me to stay in Duluth, I would […]

Grants Available to Address Workforce Shortages

Posted by Administrator on April 15, 2018

Over $3.1 million in workforce grants were available statewide in Minnesota last fall. Southern Minnesota took advantage of $600,000. By comparison, our northeast region was not awarded any of the available $3.1 million because there were no applications, despite the severe workforce shortages affecting our area. Already extreme, these shortages are only expected to intensify […]

Regional Workforce Grants

Posted by Administrator on April 15, 2018

Funding for Hiring & Training in MN & WI: Learn What Grants Are Available and Where to Apply A wide variety of workforce grants are available to assist employers in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin with the hiring and training process. Grants are also available for earn-as-you-learn dual training, apprenticeships, and other certifications. In some […]

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