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To survive the winter, Minnesota restaurants are investing in extending patio dining season

From heaters and fire pits to igloos and greenhouses, restaurants are taking all efforts to extend the patio season due to current capacity limits. These are costly investments to make, and worse yet, some restaurants are only making them because they have been backed into a corner by the current restrictions. ...

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Minnesota’s unemployment rate fell to 6% in September, but it’s not good news

According to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), unemployment fell from 7.4% in August to 6% in September. However, that decline has been mainly driven by people leaving the labor force. This is a worrying trend, especially considering the fact that Minnesota makes up for its lower productivity per worker, with its higher than average labor force participation rate. ...

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Great Jobs virtual forum on motivating a multigenerational workforce

The Center's Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree project is hosting two 90-minute sessions on October 13 and October 14 from 9:00am-10:30am CST that will focus on strategies to enhance employers' ability to attract, develop, and retain young skilled workers in trades and manufacturing. Reserve your spot today, and we will see you virtually tomorrow!...

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