Entries by Erin Olson

RealTime Talent is bringing WorkFountain to Minnesota

Today, RealTime Talent announced its selection of WorkFountain as the platform for a new kind of online labor exchange in Minnesota. Designed by Michigan-based company Digerati, WorkFountain “is a unique scalable platform that engages businesses of all sizes and creates greater efficiency in the labor market. The platform builds pathways for meaningful employment, ultimately creating […]

Job-Market Data Adds Value to College Curriculum Development

A recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the impact of job market data on new program development in Community Colleges around the country. The article focuses on the Kentucky Community and Technical College system in Floyd County, Kentucky, where the unemployment rate hit 10.5 percent in April 2016. This community college system […]

RealTime Talent’s Newest Labor Market Data Tool

Since August 2015, RealTime Talent has connected Minnesota academic institutions, workforce training centers, employer associations, and economic planners with one of the most robust real-time labor market data tools available in North America. Selected out of dozens of similar systems, CEB’s TalentNeuron Recruit offers access to robust micro data on employer job openings in a […]

Albert Lea’s Workforce Development Inc. Uses Data to Get People Jobs

With Minnesota’s labor force growth projected to flatline, many businesses and community leaders are concerned about what this shortage of workers will mean for the health of local businesses and regional economies.  In Albert Lea, they aren’t satisfied with worrying about the problem; placement specialists with Workforce Development Inc. are using new data sources like […]