Another source for job seekers

I know I've written a lot about sources for job seekers and employers, but I'm including yet another one because of their lingering importance.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has launched the #GoodJobNow campaign. It's not just a snappy hashtag. The initiative hopefully will do good by connecting employers with job openings to job seekers.

It's also addressing an interesting conundrum: Some employers can't find people, even with historic unemployment levels, to fill their open jobs, DEED said in a news release.

To help, DEED has rounded up a number of resources for job seekers and employers. Check out DEED's website,, to find these resources. Companies with job openings can also fill out this form to have DEED highlight your opportunities.

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A worthy recipient

Duluth's Target store was recently recognized for its work to help employ people with disabilities.

The store has created positions for people with disabilities based on their strengths, and instills a sense of independence and pride in their employees, according to a news release.

As a result of this work, the Target store received the Outstanding Employer of People with Disabilities from Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation.

Trillium Works!, a Duluth agency that helps people with barriers to find and maintain jobs, nominated Target for the award.

Trillium has worked with Target in Duluth to help several people land jobs, where they typically help with putting clothing away, collecting carts, cleaning, greeting guests and handing out samples.

“Organizations will be stronger if they hire these talented and dedicated people. They will quickly see the benefits of an inclusive workforce," Julie Johnson, president of MOHR, said in the release.

EU to Duluth

You'll soon be able to locally purchase a state of the art Estonian sauna stove.

Cedar and Stone Nordic Sauna has partnered with HUUM, a company bringing its wood-burning and electric stoves to the U.S. for the first time ever.

HUUM stoves can be controlled via WiFi signal, and have taken off in the European Union, according to a news release from Cedar and Stone.

Many are familiar with Cedar and Stone's 34-foot mobile sauna located in Canal Park. But the business also owns a design and fabrication studio located in West Duluth, which will soon serve as a showroom for HUUM stoves. Expect the showroom to be set up in November, the release said.

Preorders for these stoves are coming soon, and you can sign up to be the first notified of their release at

Kelly Busche covers business and health for the News Tribune. One of her favorite Duluthian activities to do is to sauna, and then jump into the icy water of Lake Superior.