Training was part of all my first jobs. I was hired to do the job but my employer (rightly) assumed I’d do my best work if they invested in training me. As a result, workforce training enhanced my productivity leading to my efforts enhancing shareholder value. Thirty years ago, MN employers prided themselves on extensive…

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I just read the most-recent TRENDS workforce report from DEED.  Great news for workers, sort of.  It shows the Twin Cities’ annual unemployment rate at 3.3% in 2015, the lowest our region has seen since 2000.  The report: https://mn.gov/deed/assets/Metro_tcm1045-249846.pdf In our booming metro economy, over 1.1 million workers are between the ages of 25 and…

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Working through retirement, as featured by Richard Heisenberg, NextAvenue Money & Work Editor, in his article, “A Sneak Peek Into the Future of Work and Retirement“; I liked these points very much: Not everyone can work in Retirement Health challenges (physical and cognitive) prevent some from working. Physical health issues are especially problematic for older…

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