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A welder at Schweiss Doors in rural Fairfax works in this undated photo. Manufacturing jobs account for a quarter of the payroll in Renville County. Tribune file photo

As economy recovers, filling job vacancies becoming a challenge

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MONTEVIDEO — Employers across Minnesota are finding it more difficult to fill jobs in some industries as the economy recovers, and that’s especially true in southwestern Minnesota.


Statewide, employers reported that 43 percent of job vacancies were difficult to fill, according to the Labor Market Information Office of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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