Category: Research & Publications

Finding work or finding workers?

Ask business owners in Minnesota what their biggest challenge is today and most will tell you: “finding help.” Economic growth coupled with an aging workforce heading toward retirement and fewer young people to replace them is putting significant pressure on Greater Minnesota’s employers, making hiring significantly more challenging. Over the next several months, the Center for ...

Job vacancies and the workforce shortage, pt 2

  This week CRPD’s research associate Kelly Asche joins us again to talk about the workforce shortage and how it can turn out to be a positive story. Employers are starting to look at what were previously considered hard-to-employ groups, like people with criminal backgrounds and people with disabilities. There is also the work going ...

Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project, pt 1

  We’re joined this week by Phil Claussen, Director of Human Services for Blue Earth County, and Angie Youngerberg, Assistant Human Services Director, to talk about Blue Earth County’s Yellow Line Project, an innovative program that has county human services, law enforcement and the courts working together to get people who need treatment more than ...
Opioids

It’s an addiction crisis

Across Minnesota, the “opioid crisis” is so much more than just opioids June 2018 By Marnie Werner, VP Research & Operations For the executive summary, click here. For a printable version, click here. If there were any doubt that opioids are the major health emergency of our time, two facts can put that doubt to ...