Greater Mankato Growth serves as a key organizer for the local chapter of One Million Cups. Every month 50 – 80 attendees pack the Minnesota State University, Mankato Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Old Town Mankato to hear an entrepreneur’s vision. Read More
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development maintains wage information for a variety of geographies in the state. The most frequently updated and current data set is the Current Employment Statistics (CES).
Because of the size of the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan area (comprised of Blue Earth and Nicollet Counties), some information is redacted for confidentiality purposes. The only wage data available within the CES data set is for the Private Business industry sector.
What is seen in the data confirms what one would suspect in a tight labor market: laid-off workers are seeking the higher paying jobs…and they are finding them.
Today’s workforce is facing rapid changes and increased competition across industries. Due to the higher pressure to perform and facing constant change, managers and employees are experiencing more conflict in the workplace than ever before.
I like to consider myself an understanding person that values the opinions and feelings of others, however, conflict has the unique ability to insert itself into every aspect of my life. Read More
The Greater Mankato area is sitting at an unemployment rate of 2.5% as of December 2017. Employers are looking for creative ways to grow their companies through new workforce recruitment tactics. With unemployment, this low, innovative ideas need to be explored. Read More
As part of the Greater Mankato Growth Talent Initiative, GMG is publishing a guest blog series highlighting the programs, tools and resources that are available in our marketplace. This series can serve as a catalog or library for businesses to address workforce issues.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Written by: Connie Hines, Workforce Development Specialist, MN DEED