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Manufacturing job losses, yes, but gains for trained Minnesota workers

Star Tribune – Saturday, February 18, 2017

Here's one of the ironies in looking ahead at how the nature of work is going to change — manufacturing may actually be a bright spot.

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Wage pressures starting to hit Minnesota companies

Star Tribune – Saturday, February 11, 2017

The tight labor market and greater confidence in the economy in Minnesota are resulting in wage growth, an indicator that had stubbornly stayed neutral in the recovery until now.

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Minnesota companies put safety as a top priority

Star Tribune – Saturday, February 4, 2017

Accidents on the job are down in Minnesota but are still costly to employers. 

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Enterprise Minnesota talks about strategies for state’s manufacturers

Anoka County Union-Herald – Monday, January 30, 2017

Manufacturers from about 10 companies throughout Minnesota came to the Anoka Technical College Jan. 18 to hear some tips about how to improve their businesses.

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Forging Job-Skills Partnerships

Minneapolis Fedgazette – Thursday, January 19, 2017

Employers hungry for skilled workers are stepping up to help two-year colleges deliver.

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Bob Kill, CEO, Enterprise Minnesota on automation and 'carpal tunnel jobs'

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – Thursday, January 12, 2017

At the end of the day, manufacturers that are growing successfully have integrated a strategic viewpoint.

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Helping manufacturers strategize to grow revenue

Hutchinson Leader – Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Manufacturing executives looking to boost productivity, while increasing their customer base, with the goal of growing revenue, don’t have to struggle with putting together a puzzle of multiple moving pieces.

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In rural Minnesota, residents facing economic challenges, opportunities

Forum News Service – Friday, November 25, 2016

Rural Minnesotans are happy, to a point. They are optimistic, to a point. They see local jobs available, to a point.

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Manufacturing a workforce: Education, policy, culture all shape manufacturing’s future

Duluth News Tribune – Sunday, October 30, 2016

If we all raise our children to be astronauts, who will be left to build the rockets?Minnesota manufacturers face a glut of global challenges, few as pressing and seemingly solvable as the shortage of skilled workers.

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How Minnesota employers are trying to get more students interested in manufacturing

MinnPost – Tuesday, October 18, 2016

If you’re looking for a career in a growing industry that pays more and requires less time in school, then manufacturing might be a good fit. That’s the message of local leaders in the industry.

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