Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Browsing through the Star Tribune’s website today, I found a little nugget that I thought would be appropriate to share — after all, sharing is caring. Of the Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces of 2017, some of the firms that scored highest in talent retention shared their tips for doing so. The tips range from “Be Nice” to “FREE BEER”! Us Minnesotans should have the be nice part down, right? Read More

The Workforce Series (8): Highlighting the Hiring Burden

workforce blog seriesAs part of the Talent Initiative, Greater Mankato Growth 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. 

 

Highlighting the Hiring Burden

Contributed by: Grant Moody, Express Employment Professionals

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Webinar for Training Program

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On February 13, at 10 am, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is conducting a webinar for a program already used by two Greater Mankato area employers.  The PIPELINE Program is a training program that is industry-based and employer-driven. Read More

Mankato Area Job Fair

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Over 50 employers are slated to have a presence at an upcoming Mankato area job fair on February 6th.

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Incentives for an Untapped Labor Pool

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

The Workforce Series (7): Tax Credit for Employers

workforce blog seriesAs 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

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Boarding 3Now Available: County-Wide Public Transportation for Blue Earth, Nicollet & Le Sueur County

By Paige Schuette, Marketing Specialist, VINE

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The Workforce Series (6): Career and Technical Education

workforce blog seriesAs 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. 

 

Career and Technical Education: What is it and why is it so important?

Written by: Gwenn Wolters, Regional College and Career Readiness Coordinator, South Central Service Cooperative

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The Workforce Series (5): Employee On-boarding

workforce blog seriesAs 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. 

 

For Your Consideration:  Employee On-boarding

Written by: Jason Bruns, Director of MN State Engineering Center of Excellence, Minnesota State University, Mankato Read More

More Mankato Website: An Immersive Visual Experience

More Mankato LogoOver the past several months Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. has been developing a virtual tour website that aims to showcase, for potential residents and tourists, the unique amenities and quality of life we enjoy here.

The More Mankato website (working project title: “Kato X”), launched today through support and partnership with Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Nidec (Kato Engineering), Mankato Clinic, ISG, and Minnesota State University, Mankato.

More Mankato offers 360 videos, aerial imagery, and interactive content that gives a sample of 16 different activities such as Shopping, Entertainment, and Art.  There are over 30 interactive virtual tour scenes to explore, 16 ambassador videos shot with a 360 camera, and beautiful aerial shots of some of the great events our community has to offer like RibFest and Fun Days.

If your business is interested in having a presence on More Mankato, contact Greater Mankato Growth at 507-385-6640 or info@greatermankato.com

You can check out the More Mankato website here:  moremankato.com.  Share it with your family visiting over Thanksgiving and show them how cool it is here.

 

The Workforce Series (4): Salary Reimbursement

workforce blog seriesAs 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. 

 

Activating Our Workforce:  Salary Reimbursement

Written by: Connie Hines, Workforce Center, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Read More

The Workforce Series (3): Students at Businesses

workforce blog seriesAs 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-Based Learning: Students at Businesses

Written by: Kim Mueller, Career and College Readiness Coordinator, ISD 77 – Mankato Area Public Schools

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