Oct 1, 2018

Wyoming Machine wins award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Small manufacturers in Greater Minnesota have faced challenges for years in hiring qualified employees. Recently, Lori a...

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Sep 18, 2018

Nuances of College Debt

As an integral part of American Experiment’s multi-year project, “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree,” my colleagues ...

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Aug 31, 2018

Teacher turned carpenter lives out dream to build

After 20 years of teaching middle school language arts and elementary fine arts, Miriam Shuros decided to pursue her lon...

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Aug 27, 2018

Employers reach out to people with disabilities

Minnesota’s workforce shortages are encouraging employers to reach out to a previously often-overlooked group—people wit...

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Aug 26, 2018

Learning from 26 Million Job Postings

Some less-than-wonderful news, followed by more encouraging news, both of which are preceded by shameless (albeit pertin...

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Aug 21, 2018

“Any Chance of Paying Off Your College Loans by Your Silver Anniversary?”

In doing research for a new book inspired by Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree, I recently conducted a roundtable wi...

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Aug 17, 2018

Join Great Jobs at TwinWest Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Symposium

Minnesota’s workforce reality requires increased talent recruitment and retention to tackle a worker shortage expected t...

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Aug 3, 2018

Grape Success: Vineyard Manager Crushes it with 2-year Degree

At 23 years old, Jamieson Lindquist already has a fruit-filled career and future. As one of the youngest employees at Ch...

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Jul 27, 2018

Good news for young people: Paid internships are becoming the norm

For years, many young college-aged Americans have viewed getting an internship almost as a rite of passage. Traditionall...

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Jul 24, 2018

“Student loan regret” increasingly troubles young Americans

Young people who choose a career that requires a two-year technical college degree or similar credential can generally a...

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