Southwest Minnesota Careers: Hot Jobs, Education, and Wages
Your online resource for information on Hot Jobs, Education, and Wages in Southwest Minnesota
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On any given day, there are more than 600 jobs open and available on for workers in Southwest Minnesota, ranging from industrial engineers to home health aides to network & computer systems administrators to correctional officers. In addition, over 6,000 jobs are expected to be created and nearly 20,000 jobs will be available due to retirements and replacements in Southwest Minnesota over the next decade.

Yet employers in the region - particularly in manufacturing - are reporting having a difficult time finding skilled applicants for their jobs. Why?

Plain and simple, many jobseekers in Southwest Minnesota are unaware of the great opportunities available to them and have not taken the appropriate steps in career and education planning to get those jobs. The Southwest Minnesota WorkForce Council is committed to building tomorrow's workforce through training, leadership, and economic development by providing employment and training services to residents and businesses across the region.

With your dedication and our help, you can get the job you want in Southwest Minnesota! This website is designed to guide you through the process of regional career exploration, leading you to the skills, training, local knowledge, and the employment opportunities required to be successful in the regional job market.

Wherever you're at in your career - whether you're in school or if you're already in the workforce - you can gain value by exploring this website. You can start by taking a career assessment, by selecting jobs that meet your current education level or salary requirements, or you can schedule an appointment with a specialist at your local Minnesota Workforce Center. They have the skills and knowledge to help you make informed choices along your career path. Get started on a better economic future today!

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