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Manufacturers Ramping Up: Local companies scramble to hire more people
Area manufacturers are in growth mode, although ongoing worker shortages are making them work harder to attract the people they need and causing them to worry a bit about the future.
'We have a job match-maker problem'
While most consider health care to be the heart of the southeast Minnesota economy, local business leaders were reminded Thursday that manufacturing is "the lifeblood."
Editorial: Honoring work and investments in opportunity
Manufacturers provided more than 169,000 jobs in the seven-county metro area in 2016 with an average salary of $74,000, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
More Minnesota factories convincing employees to work past 65
Worker shortages drive employers to take creative approaches to retirement.
State creates scholarships for students at Minnesota technical colleges
When it comes to jobs in Minnesota, one particular issue seems to be on everyone’s lips: the shortage of skilled workers across different industries in the state.
Minnesota manufacturing: Growth year projected
Manufacturing is on an upward trend in Minnesota. There were 319,000 manufacturing jobs in Minnesota as of last week, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Making it: Manufacturers confident about future of industry
Manufacturing is on an upward trend both in North Dakota and Minnesota, and regional companies say they are confident the sector has a bright future.
Identifying the State of Manufacturing
Enterprise Minnesota discussed the results of The State of Manufacturing 2017 survey in front of representatives from more than a dozen manufacturers from the northeast region Thursday at Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing in Hibbing
Southwest Minnesota manufacturers growing, but not finding enough workers
The survey, conducted by Enterprise Minnesota, collected responses from 400 manufacturing executives from across the state. It found that 83 percent of Southwest Minnesota manufacturers said it was difficult to attract workers, and 57 percent reported it was their biggest challenge.
Minnesota’s manufacturers share optimism for the future
The results are clear, business is looking up. Minnesota’s manufacturing executives nearly unanimously — 94 percent — report they are confident about the financial future of their companies.