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Study: Job prospects shaky for recent architecture grads

June 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Less than a month after earning their degrees, 60 percent or more of North Dakota State University’s newest nursing graduates already have jobs. And that’s before they take the required licensing exam. Continue Reading

Death on the job: North Dakota ranks dead last in worker safety

May 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Protect yourself. That’s the best advice Barbara Allen has for workers, especially for those in the Oil Patch. Continue Reading

Dunn County receives 9 applications for open sheriff position

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Interviews are expected to begin soon for the next Dunn County sheriff. The application deadline for the sheriff’s position closed Monday with nine applicants, and Denise Giffin, who is in charge of human resources for Dunn County, said the selection committee has a good group of candidates. Continue Reading

Jobless rate spikes in S.D.

March 11, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Rise of nearly 1 point called seasonal by observersMITCHELL, S.D. – More people were listed as unemployed in January in Mitchell than any time since March 2011. Continue Reading

New effort encourages women to pursue computing, technology careers

October 9, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Despite holding six in 10 American jobs, women held just 25 percent of computing occupations in 2011. Continue Reading

Pawlenty leaves Romney, lands lobbying gig

September 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty no longer is presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s chief surrogate after accepting the top job at a major lobbying group. Continue Reading

A year gone by

June 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Worthington woman vanished a year ago while job hunting with a family acquaintance in Iowa
WORTHINGTON One year ago, Lucia Chilel-Perez was at home with her family, but on June 26, 2011, she got in a car with a family acquaintance to go job hunting in Iowa. She still hasn’t come home. Continue Reading

Oregonian’s persistence pays off in oilfield job hunt

May 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Justin Day, 20, moved to North Dakota with no oilfield experience. A month later, Day has a job that could pay him six figures this year.
But getting that job took research. And a lot of persistence Continue Reading

Klobuchar seeks law protecting job applicants privacy on Facebook

May 11, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined three other senators this week to announce the introduction of legislation to prohibit an employer from requiring a current or potential employee to turn over their password to a Facebook or other private online account. Continue Reading

Puerto Rican gave up island life for job in Minnesota

April 23, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Though born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ruperto Lazzu chose to spend nearly all of his adult life in southwest Minnesota, where the work is plenty, the weather is colder and the people are friendly.
The weather may be better in Puerto Rico, but as Lazzu said, the job market was not the best when he was in school. Continue Reading