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 TalentNeuron Recruit (formerly Wanted Analytics) to search thousands of online postings in Freeborn County and get job seekers placed in those jobs quicker.
The Albert Lea Tribune released a story in July titled “Meeting the Workforce Challenge: A Need for Workers,” highlighting how the city is using real-time labor force data to help job seekers successfully find work in their region. Take a look to see how Minnesotans are rising to the labor force challenge.
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