Officials Looking To Summit To Draw Attention To Minnesota Employers As They Struggle To Find Experienced Workers
A manufacturing showcase in Willmar a year ago was so successful at highlighting the local manufacturing industry and exposing students to potential careers that it's being repeated this year on Oct. 26. The state's business and education leaders hope to see more of these kinds of activities, which they believe will help spur the development of a critical resource - trained, skilled workers who can fill jobs.
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Minnesota Manufacturers' Week Oct. 21-27
across the state of Minnesota will have an opportunity during Minnesota
Manufacturer's week to participate in an event intended to help build a
pipeline of future workers for skilled jobs in the manufacturing
sector. This year, Manufacturers' Week will include a statewide Tour of
Manufacturing; a week when the general public is invited to tour
participating manufacturing businesses.
Job Numbers Up, But Recession Uemployment Persists
In Circle Pines, Minn. where Delkor Systems makes food packaging machines, CEO Dale Anderson has hired 40 people this year and now has 180 employees. "I think the economy is really ... it's picking up," Anderson said.
Ryan Broughton is one of those new workers. After leaving his job in construction, he retrained to become a machinist.
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Minnesota Technical Colleges To Share $13 Million Grant
A group of technical colleges in central Minnesota received a $13.1 million federal grant to train laid off workers and veterans whose jobs have gone to other countries.The funding was announced at Wyoming Machine, a precision metal fabricator based in Stacy, Minn.The consortium of colleges put together a training program designed to meet the needs of advanced manufacturers in their area.
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Polaris To Add 300 Jobs
A manufacturing company plans to add 300 jobs to its office near Minneapolis over the next three years. Polaris Industries Inc. plans a $20 million expansion to its product development center in Wyoming, Minn.
Governor Finds Mining Optimism
Gov. Mark Dayton brought his "Working for Minnesota Jobs" tour to the Iron Range and took away some "very, very encouraging" information from mining industry and workplace post-secondary education officials.
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Klobuchar Visits Wyoming Machine, Wilson Tool On National Manufacturing Day
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped at Wyoming Machine in Stacy and Wilson Tool in White Bear Lake as part of National Manufacturing Day, designed to expand knowledge about manufacturing careers and highlight manufacturing's value to the U.S. economy.
IRRR Board Approves $4.845 Million For Development Projects
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) Commissioner Tony Sertich announced that the IRRR Board approved $4.845 million for development projects. The funding will leverage over $13 million in total project investments. At least 80 jobs are projected to be created as a result of the projects.
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Minnesota Manufacturers' Summit
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Oct. 23, 2012
11:30am - 6pm
Minneapolois-St. Paul Airport Hilton Mall of America
3800 America Blvd East
Solar Manufacturing Supply Chain
Blue Green Alliance Foundation
Oct. 23, 2012
8am - 4:30pm
Crenlo & Cascade Meadows