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From the column: "Offer remote options. If at all possible, give employees the ability to work off-site some (or all) of the time. Remember, you’re competing with a whole world of remote job listings out there."
From the column: "People want to be able to have jobs with decent pay, where their bosses treat them with respect. We have a long way to go to get to that situation."
On Monday, I stopped to buy a dozen doughnuts for the body shop working on my car, but the baker didn’t show up for work.
Minnesota’s labor force participation rate — measuring the amount of people working or actively seeking work — dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 68.2%.
A school district in southern Minnesota offers online, career-minded coursework for students statewide.
New job numbers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show seasonally-adjusted unemployment held at 1.8% in July, holding at an all-time low reached in June.

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From the column: "Internships are a viable pathway to lasting employment. However, they’re also a gray area, legally."
The governor shared the roadmap days after the state recorded the lowest unemployment rate of any state ever and months before he was expected to appear on the ballot for reelection. The broad-based proposal would boost spending to child care, health care, transportation infrastructure and other programs.
In June, Minnesota had the lowest state unemployment rate ever recorded in the U.S., and that means workers are harder than ever to find. Harder — but not impossible.

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