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Hour of Code leads to new learning opportunities

December 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Students at Prairie Elementary joined millions around the world this week to learn an “Hour of Code” in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.

Technology instructor Dan Harrington said it’s the second year the school…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota looks for workforce advice

December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Stories of Minnesota manufacturers finding it difficult to fill jobs abound around rural Minnesota, and some state senators are looking at ways to help.

It may only take a little nudge to move businesses to taking action, a Wisconsin …continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota looks for workforce advice

December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Stories of Minnesota manufacturers finding it difficult to fill jobs abound around rural Minnesota, and some state senators are looking at ways to help.

It may only take a little nudge to move businesses to taking action, a Wisconsin …continue reading on dglobe.com

DAUGAARD: SD faces workforce marathon

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

In South Dakota, we have the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the nation. This is a source of pride, but it’s also a double-edged sword. Because so few South Dakotans are unemployed, we have a shortage of qualified workers to fill job openings. We …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

North Dakota touts jobs, but finding right fit poses challenge

August 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO —State officials are beckoning outsiders to “Find the Good Life” in North Dakota, touting 20,000-plus job openings for six straight months.
But what are those jobs? Where are those jobs? And how much do they pay?
Those are questions som…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fargo area lacks 2-year degrees: Business people stress more collaboration with schools, businesses

August 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — With a booming economy and low unemployment, the Fargo area needs more workers with associate degrees and certificates, particularly in the health, finance and IT fields, according to a North Dakota University System report.
Echoing a nati…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fargo area lacks 2-year degrees: Business people stress more collaboration with schools, businesses

August 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — With a booming economy and low unemployment, the Fargo area needs more workers with associate degrees and certificates, particularly in the health, finance and IT fields, according to a North Dakota University System report.
Echoing a nati…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report: SD economic index ‘plummets’ in July, Midwest region declines

August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states remained in positive territory despite dropping from a three-year high point a month earlier, a report released Friday said.

The overall Mid-America Busin…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Stark County has second-most oil jobs

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Katherine Lymn
klymn@thedickinsonpress.com
Stark County isn’t in the highest ranks of oil-producing counties, but it is for oil-related jobs.
Likely because of companies based in Dickinson, Stark County surpassed three of the top four top oil…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Giesen appointed to lead Job Service North Dakota

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Monday he has appointed Cheri Giesen to be executive director of Job Service North Dakota.

Giesen, who will begin her position in early July, will lead the state’s workforce agency that has about 250 empl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com