Entries by Erin Olson

RealTime Talent featured twice this month in local news

RealTime Talent has been featured in the StarTribune twice so far this month, along with several organizational partners that make use of our data tools. In the Viewpoints interview with Neal St. Anthony that ran on May 6th, Project for Pride in Living and Jason Bruns, director of the Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing […]

Building Minnesota’s Workforce: Realistic approaches to address our need for more workers

Minnesota will soon face a significant labor shortage. In some key industries, the shortage is already being felt acutely by employers. If unemployment rates, existing racial and ethnic employment disparities, and trends in migration continue, we can expect only an average 0.35% annual increase in employment between 2016 and 2022. This is due in large […]

2016 Trends in Hiring in the Twin Cities Metro

In the Twin Cities, the workforce is mobile. Although differences exist between the candidate pools and job opportunities found in each of the metro’s seven counties, there are more similarities than differences. Metro employers continue to seek out candidates with a strong foundation in soft skills including communication, attention to detail, problem solving, and customer […]

Feature in Twin Cities Business Mag: MHTA Rolls Out New Skills-Focused Job Board

RealTime Talent’s newest platform, the Exchange, was featured in Twin Cities Business Magazine this week in a story highlighting the Minnesota High Tech Association’s new site. The story was picked up at MHTA’s Tech.2017 breakfast which was held at the Metropolitan Ballroom last week and drew around 200 leaders in high tech innovation.  Featured in […]

The RealTime Talent Exchange Network Grows

This month, four organizations launched branded portals of the RealTime Talent Exchange.  Ranging from trade and employer associations to local economic development corporations and chambers of commerce, these additions to our network of platforms signal that Minnesota businesses have a big interest recruiting talent differently. The RealTime Talent Exchange is a cutting-edge web-based job platform that […]

Central Minnesota

The 13-county Central Minnesota planning region had a population of 693,108 in 2014, almost 13% of the state’s population. With a larger population, yet a similar volume of jobs posted compared to other Greater Minnesota regions, the number of people in the labor force per job opening (potential candidates indicated below) is very high. This […]

Northwestern Minnesota

  The Northwest region of Minnesota is mostly rural and has an economy dominated by agriculture. With a population of 595,370 in an area of 29,904 square miles and 26 counties, it contains wide expanses of agricultural land and 29.5% of the state’s farms according to the USDA in 2012. The region contains only 8% […]

Northeastern Minnesota

Home to 326,649 people in 2014, just 6% of the state’s population resides in Northeastern Minnesota–the beautiful Arrowhead Region. St. Louis County is the region’s largest county by size and population with approximately 61.5% of the region’s population. Jobs are highly concentrated around the region’s largest city, Duluth, which is located in St. Louis County. […]