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Monday, December 17, 2007


Minneapolis Job Scene

Minneapolis, Minnesota conjures images of ice, snow, and frigid temperatures. But the truth is, these conditions are responsible for exceptional recreational activities because of the dry snow, which reaches average depths of 6 to 10 inches. A fun place to live – AND a great place to work!

This majestic city encompasses 16 lakes and boasts an incredibly beautiful landscape throughout the year. Initially known for its lumbering industry, Minneapolis is now well-known for its high-technology firms and the growing demand for high-tech employees. This makes it particularly attractive for young people interested in building a career in technology.

There are several colleges and technical schools located in the region which produce highly trained scientists, engineers, and other technology experts. The University of Minnesota contributes to the area's success. There are more than 1,300 high-tech firms in the city, which is one of the highest concentrations of high-tech jobs in the country, therefore, local schools still do not educate enough people for the jobs in Minneapolis to be filled.

High-tech, computer and data processing companies are continually seeking highly qualified, skilled employees. They offer a variety of job opportunities including computer programmers, analysts, technical writers, and other technical employees.

The increased need for workers in the field of technology has resulted in population growth in other areas in Minneapolis. Individuals experienced in finance, engineering, management services, publishing, and printing are in high demand in this rapidly growing city.

The financial sector is especially appealing since Minneapolis is considered part of the financial center of the upper Midwest. More than give major financial institutions are located in the region along with the headquarters of the Ninth Federal Reserve District Bank. Financial institutions have a major impact on the Minneapolis economy and there is an ongoing recruitment effort for employees in banks, savings and loan companies, insurance companies, and other financial companies.

The high-tech and financial sectors have drawn more people to the region and this has subsequently increased the need for employees in other areas, including healthcare careers, construction, education, social services, transportation, and retail. Manufacturing also has a long history in the Minneapolis region. Some of the primary manufacturing areas are electronics, machinery, medical products, food processing, and graphic arts. As a strong-hold for the manufacturing industry, there will always be opportunities for qualified workers in manufacturing.

Minneapolis was cited as one of the Top 20 Best Places to Live in America in 2005 by With this distinction to its credit, and the economic diversity and array of Minneapolis jobs available, Minnesota is an excellent place to live and work.

And with the region having one of the lowest costs of living among the 25 largest cities in the U.S., its time to look seriously at the opportunities!


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