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September 24, 2017
David Lamas, corporate recruiter for Duininck Incorporated, said the company has found success by recruiting workers from racial and ethnic minorities in the region.
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Region's need for diversity in workforce growing
September 24, 2017 - 7:57pm
September 23, 2017
Commentary: Tackling workforce shortage on multiple fronts
September 23, 2017 - 12:00am
September 22, 2017
Resorts like Grand Superior Lodge in Castle Danger rely on foreign workers on J-1  visas for much of its seasonal labor force. The J-1 and other visa programs are currently under review by the State Department and the number of workers allowed in the country on the J-1 visa could be greatly reduced or eliminated altogether. (Photo courtesy of Odyssey Resorts)
Threatened cuts to visa program could harm North Shore resorts
September 22, 2017 - 6:05am
February 11, 2017
KLN Family Brands, a major employer in Perham, will have to replace 15 to 20 employees with vocational skills who plan to retire within the next five years. Forum News Serviceplay button
Businesses seek solutions for aging rural workforce
February 11, 2017 - 9:04am
December 14, 2016
Glenwood among four Greater Minn. towns to get workforce housing grants
December 14, 2016 - 10:36am
September 8, 2016
Anne Polta / Tribune

George Dubie, executive director of Greater Minnesota Family Services, is turning to "out of the box" strategies to address the mental health workforce needs his agency is experiencing.
Mental health agency serving rural Minnesota turns to 'out of the box' ideas to ease workforce shortage
September 8, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 19, 2016
It's here: The coming workforce squeeze
August 19, 2016 - 7:32am
April 24, 2016
Kandiyohi County is growing. But the low availability of affordable, market-rate housing, whether to buy or rent, can cause new employees to live outside of the area. (WEB PHOTO)
Kandiyohi County needs more workforce housing
April 24, 2016 - 10:00pm
February 29, 2016
Minnesota's minimum wage was raised to $9 an hour on Aug. 1, 2015, for employers with annual revenues of at least $500,000, and $7.25 an hour for employers with less than $500,000 in annual business. (BRAINERD DISPATCH GRAPHIC)
Report: 216,000 Minnesotans make less than $9 an hour
February 29, 2016 - 10:45am
October 26, 2015
Retiring boomers lead to demographic change in Rice workforce
October 26, 2015 - 12:41am
February 23, 2015
‘We have an absolute crisis in terms of workforce’
February 23, 2015 - 11:20pm
June 9, 2014
Leading technician Matt Kulset works Oct. 8, 2012, on the autogenous lab at the Epitopix production facility in Willmar. Recruiters for manufacturing jobs need to emphasize that modern-day plants are clean, automated, highly technical and advanced. (Tribune file photo)
Survey: Manufacturers are hopeful, but workforce worries loom large
June 9, 2014 - 11:07pm